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Microbiology Image Gallery

Cyanobacteria, human cells, other microbes, and more: images captured by USGS personnel related to their microbiology research.

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The following public domain images were created by USGS personnel. To credit USGS images please see USGS Information Policies and Instructions.

Anabaena planktonica. Photo credit: Barry H. Rosen, USGS

(twenty-five images)


Other Bacteria and Microbes
(thirteen images)

Rana muscosa. Photo credit: Adam R. Backlin, USGS

Plants and Animals
(fourteen images)


(fourteen images)



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