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Petri and his dish

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Bacterial colonies, cultured in petri dishes (Image: Eshel Ben-Jacob)

Not much news here, but an interesting look at scientists and what they are known for. The focus is on Julius Petri whose lasting and eponymous contribution to science was the invention of a shallow, cylindrical glass dish with a transparent lid. Especially the lid.

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