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These images are part of a series of remarkable patterns that bacteria form when grown in a petri dish. The colors and shading are artistic additions, but the image templates are actual colonies of tens of billions of individual microorganisms. The colony structures form as adaptive responses to laboratory-imposed stresses that mimic hostile environments faced in nature. Eshel Ben-Jacob.

Colony of Paenibacillus vortex. The colonies grow by the movement of bacteria droplets (dots at end of branches) filled with bacteria spinning around a common center like a hurricane. The branches are trails left behind each vortex as it explores the plate

Volvox : This algae is considered to be a colony. The individual cells are the green circles. You can also see smaller spheres within which are the chloroplasts.

The Loyola University Health System in Chicago discovered that certain Bacillus bacteria in the digestive tract form spores during times of stress. When these bacteria spores meet B lymphocytes from the immune system, the molecules bind, activating the B cells to reproduce faster. This action prompts the rapid reproduction of antibodies to help fight against viral and bacterial infections. This science is the future of boosting human #ImmuneSystems. -Natural News #probiotics #EatInGoodHealth