BETHANY, W.Va. – Students in a Bethany College microbiology course had the chance to show off their creative side ahead of holiday break.
About a dozen students in Dr. Karen Kormuth’s microbiology lab created agar art using a lab form of E. coli on agar plates. Also called germ art, agar is a living art form that uses bacteria as a medium.
The students created images such as winter scenes, insects, a mountain scene, and flowers.
Students selected Lena Grogan’s bison as the winning piece and MacKenzie Jurosko’s snowman as the runner-up.
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