2nd Place
2015 Photomicrography Competition

Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang & Justin Sonnenburg

Stanford University School of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford, California, USA

Subject Matter:

Mouse colon colonized with human microbiota

- see: Mouse (63x)


see: confocal

Mouse colon colonized with human microbiota. The colon houses a dense community of bacteria (red) which are segregated from the colon tissue (blue nuclei) by a layer of mucus (green). Some members of the most abundant phyla, Firmicutes (yellow) and Bacteroidetes (fuschia), are highlighted here.