Art in a Petri Dish

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The American Society for Microbiology holds an annual contest called the “Agar Art Contest,” in which microbiologists can submit works of art created in a petri dish. The first explanation required for us non-scientists is, what is “agar?” It’s a complex gelatinous carbohydrate obtained from seaweed, and is used as a culture medium for bacteria. […]