Georgian student who paints with bacteria earns third place at Microbiology Art Contest
30 May, 2017
Georgian student who paints with bacteria earns third place at Microbiology Art Contest
Georgian student of veterinary department, who is famous for creating artworks using bacteria has won third place the American Society for Microbiology's Agar Art Contest. Ani Tsitsishvili is a 20-year-old student of Georgia’s Agricultural University and she is fond of microbiology. Ani is the only person in Georgia, who draws pictures using bacteria and uses different ones for different colors

“The artist, Ana Tsitsishvili from Tbilisi, Georgia, won third place with this arrangement of bacteria and fungi on
brain-heart infusion agar. The common skin microbe, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is responsible for the white color; Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, common in milk, soil, and air, makes pink; Micrococcus luteus, frequently found in soil, water, air, and skin, is responsible for the lady's luscious yellow locks; Xanthomonas axonopodis, a pathogenic plant microbe, makes green. Combinations of these various microbes make up everything in between”, - The scientist.com reports.

Georgian artist’s painting named "Dancing Microbes” was selected as the image of the day by the website.

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