Growing my own Christmas Tree with bacteria.

I saw a fungus tree on FB and so I asked my bacteriologist friend, Sam Hair, if he could make me a bacteria tree.

Pictured is a bacteria tree on chromogenic agar plate. The green foliage is E. coli, the pink baubles are Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and the star and tree trunk are Enterobacter cloacae. But with the E. coli being motile, it has invaded the star, trunk and balls. I’ve uploaded a time lapse video to show you the making of our bacterial Christmas tree –

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for following and for sharing, and wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

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