Yuck! That was on my coffee mug?? April 3, 2020 by Natalie AllenBacterial growth on a blood agar plate. Students in BMS 111 swabbed environments that they chose and grew the bacteria they picked up. These bacteria are hemolytic – they destroy red blood cells. Don’t open that Petri dish! Fati Khamissi (CMB, Fall ’19) ponders the growth on her agar plate.