Microbiologists might secretly be aspiring artists. That’s right, art has left the canvas for the petri dish, and it looks pretty awesome.
All the pictures in the gallery were created using live bacteria. Bacteria art is a sight to see. Alexander Flemming discovered penicillin and he was one of the first people to make bacteria art with his stick figure painting. Fast forward to 2009 and Team Osaka creates Mario for the IGEM competition. Bacteria and art seem like a definite win. Check out the link for more detail on each piece and think twice before you Lysol away a possible masterpiece.