Too bad the semester just ended at the University of Oklahoma, because one of my students just sent me a link that I could have used in both of my classes (mycology and nonmajors biology). The link is to a blog at the J. Craig Venter Institute.
Researchers at the JCVI used fungi like Penicillium and Aspergillus as “paints” on a “canvas” of agar. The resulting “paintings” of Christmas trees and snowmen are colorful and surprisingly detailed.
The photos were originally posted back in 2010, but that doesn’t make them any less fun!