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Bacterial Colonies & Streak Plates
1. Obtaining arm plate sample of normal flora on skin; 2. Normal flora bacterial sample from an arm plate; 3. Close up of normal flora bacterial colonies from arm plate sample; 4 & 5. Touch plates, far shot & near. Tpo plate is unwashed hands, bottom left, washed, bottom right scrubbed soap & alcohol.
bacterial colonies grown on TSY agar. These bacteria hare heavily flagellated, so can move. See how colonies spread out in lobes.
1. Micrococcus luteus colonies growing on TSY agar; 2. Streak plate of M. luteus colonies growing on TSY agar, 3, 4 & 5. Arm plate of normal flora of skin. Creamy yellow round colonies are Micrococcus.
Staphylococcus Bacterial Colonies on TSY
Micrococcus luteus Bacterial Colonies on TSY
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Arm Plate & Touch Plate Bacterial Samples
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Science Image Library: Bacterial Colony Photos
Page last updated: 8/2015
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TSY agar with sample from dirty dishes on top (note bacterial colonies that grew), and sample from cleaned dishes on bottom.
Bacillus subtilis Bacterial Colonies on TSY
See Page 2 for more photos of bacterial colonoes, including Mycobacteria and Gram-negative bacteria!
Upper left: Plate of Staphylococcus epidermiis colonies written as S. epi, and growing on TSY agar; Upper right: Streak plate of S. epidermidis
viewed from bottom;
Left: Punctiform, creamy white Staphylococcus bacterial colonies on TSY.
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Gram-negative bacterial colonies growing on MacConkey's agar. A pink colony indicates that the bacteria eat the sugar lactose.