Friday, May 31, 2013

Today's Google Doodle

It is Julius Richard Petri's 161th birthday and Google honors him and his work with an animated Google Doodle. Make sure to hit the play button and after the bacteria have grown go over the Petri dishes with you cursor.

The German microbiologist invented the standard culture dish while he was working as an assistant in the lab of Robert Koch. He refined the technique of agar culture to clone bacterial colonies from single cells.

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