Bacteria from a Classmate’s Hand (BIO60_2018)

After examining the inside of a grass blade last time, I was curious to explore beyond the plant kingdom and examine what bacteria look like. I conveniently stumbled upon a sample of bacteria from my classmate’s right hand. The bacteria was cultured in a Petri dish and so it had grown into multiple colonies. First,…

A Blade of Grass (BIO60_2018)

Nature abounds at Stanford. Outside the Gilbert Biology Building, for instance, is a bush of grass strands. I was curious what the inside of grass looks like. After plucking a strand out of a bush, we sliced it thinly with a razor so that we could examine its insides. The process of preparing the grass…