Monday, September 9, 2013

Bacteriology Microscope Slides

Pneumonia 100x microscope image
Pneumonia captured at 100x
Studying bacteria requires the use of a biological microscope.  At the left is a picture of pneumonia captured under a digital biological microscope at 100x magnification. Diplococcus Pneumoniae is the coccus that causes pneumonia. Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung.

Microscope World offers a prepared slide kit for bacteriology that contains bacteria that is both useful and dangerous, depending on where the bacteria is residing. This kit contains the following eight prepared slides, all of which can be viewed here:

  • Bacillus, Coccus, Spirillum
  • E Coli
  • Lactobacillus (Yogurt Bacteria)
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Pneumonia
  • Staphylococcus
  • Strep Throat
  • Tuberculosis