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image: Image of the Day: Bacterial Flagella

Image of the Day: Bacterial Flagella

By The Scientist Staff | May 8, 2018

Real-time imaging reveals the formation of the bacterial flagella FlhA ring.

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image: Image of the Day: Bacterial Highways

Image of the Day: Bacterial Highways

By The Scientist Staff | January 25, 2018

Fungal pathways in cheese rinds affect the composition of bacterial communities residing there.

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image: Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada 

Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada 

By The Scientist Staff | January 9, 2018

Scientists study the unusual genome evolution of the bacteria that live within a genus of cicadas. 

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image: Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 

Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 

By The Scientist Staff | January 5, 2018

Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.

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image: Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 

Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 

By The Scientist Staff | December 19, 2017

Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them. 

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image: Image of the Day: Tissue Feast

Image of the Day: Tissue Feast

By The Scientist Staff | December 5, 2017

Researchers are taking a close look at the bacterium that causes listeriosis disease.  

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image: Image of the Day: Microbes on Fake Mars

Image of the Day: Microbes on Fake Mars

By Aggie Mika | October 18, 2017

By simulating the structure and composition of Mars’s rocky materials, scientists observe how the metal-eating, extreme environment–inhabiting microbe Metallosphaera sedula could alter extraterrestrial environments.

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image: Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut

Image of the Day: Rainbow Gut

By The Scientist Staff | October 11, 2017

Rather than organizing into easily defined compartments, different microbes mix and intermingle within the mouse gut, scientists find.

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image: Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip

Image of the Day: Glowing Bacteria On a Chip

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

Using new nanochip technology, scientists can measure the light emitted by engineered fluorescing bacteria.

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image: Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

Image of the Day: Wrinkly, Crinkly Coral

By The Scientist Staff | July 24, 2017

True to its name, the corrugated coral's (Pavona varians) skeleton forms intricate patterns of alternating ridges and furrows.

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