Household Biofilms

We encounter biofilm everyday—though we don't always recognize it as 'biofilm'! Our stereo microscope helps to show where you might find some biofilm in your home. 

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Biofilms Imaged by Confocal Microscopy (CSLM)

The CBE's confocal scanning laser microscope systems provide state-of-the art imaging and data collection from living biofilm samples.

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MSU Bioglyphs 2002

See what happens when you combine biofilm researchers, artists, and bacteria that produce their own beautiful, blue light.

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