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The man that discovered the bacteria that causes anthrax tends t get credit for creating the petri dish. Is that accurate? Forbes.com has another wonderful piece on who discovered the petri dish and other interesting facts about science.
In this April 12, 2018 photo, scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver. DNA from samples like these are extracted and sequenced to help health investigators more quickly determine the source of a food borne illness outbreak.(AP Photo/P. Solomon […]