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Friday, March 27 • 09:00 - 17:00
Agar Art: Using bacterial growth for artistic displays

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Bacterial produce a variety of different colors upon growth. The ability to produce color is determined by metabolic properties, in either pigment production or in use of differential media. Microbiology students created the art displayed here based on bacterial metabolic characteristics. Bacterial pigment production results in a colored colony on non-colored media. Other plates displayed here use differential media; this media contains dyes that product a distinct color after bacterial growth due to the presence of metabolites.

Friday March 27, 2020 09:00 - 17:00 EDT