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“Dragons in the Laboratory”

Description from puppychick labratbecky: I work with the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. When we make slides of these bugs, we use a stain on the slides that causes this organism to fluoresce as a bright gold under a UV light microscope. TB divides in such a way that it "cords" or makes a ropelike structure of bugs tightly sticking together. These cords of thousands of bugs resemble Chinese dragons as they curl and bend. When we have a positive growing culture of tuberculosis we say that we see dragons on the slide.

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  1. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    :)

  2. Luna Chick aka Coral
    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Love your explanation of this pick. You make TB look so bright and sunny!

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    From my vantage point it is. :)

  4. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Stunning! Enjoyed the science lesson. Been a long time since I looked thru a microscope!

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Thanks for the science lesson- we’re all getting so smart here at LB! LOL
    I love this sunny pick!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    thnk you, chickies!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    thank you, I mean.:)

  8. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Very interesting info – and neat pick!

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