Growing Algae in a Jar


A drop of inorganic fertilizer greatly enhances the growth of algae in a mini-aquarium.

Safety issues in Microscopy

Biofilm of bacteria

Safety issues in microscopy are not only relevant to amateur microscopists, but also for teachers who want to conduct basic microbiological and microscopic work in a school laboratory. In this case the organisms are alive and depending on the type of organism, they may pose a possible health hazard. The post addresses some of the safety issues that should be taken into consideration.