Microbial Agar Dish
Showing bacterial growth from tissue samples
for both Farm and Wild Monarch samples

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Lab Report Notes:

“There was a very small amount of bacterial growth on the microbial agar dish from the ‘farm’ butterfly, and gram-staining showed the bacterium to be gram-positive coccus. The agar dish from the ‘wild’ butterfly had more bacterium growth as well as the appearance of a second type of colony morphology.”

“Gram-staining showed the same type of gram-positive coccus bacterium as well as a small gram-negative bacterium cell.” (see next image).