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Postby opuntia » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:56 am

Isatis tinctoria-woad

An annual Old World plant in the mustard family, formerly cultivated for its leaves that yield a blue dye.
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Postby Dr.Stein » Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:56 am

MrMistery wrote:Very important:
1. Write all names as you should- italic, first letter capital
2. Please write larger explanations
3. Let's try to find important stuff(don't do like us mods and say Entamoeba coli
A protozoan ) :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:



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Good boy! Thanks. However, mods are also have to follow the rules ja? :)
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Postby alextemplet » Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:35 pm

Acinonyx jubatus

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Postby Poison » Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:50 pm

Dr.Stein wrote:
MrMistery wrote:Very important:
1. Write all names as you should- italic, first letter capital
2. Please write larger explanations
3. Let's try to find important stuff(don't do like us mods and say Entamoeba coli
A protozoan ) :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:



Regards,
Andrew

Good boy! Thanks. However, mods are also have to follow the rules ja? :)


Rules? OK. Enjoy your game then. I'm not that clever to give large explanations.
By the way, Entamoeba coli is nothing more than a protozoan to me.
Whatever, have a nice game.
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Postby shamim khaja » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:33 pm

Staphylococcus aureus -- a gram positive bacteria , found in bunches of grapes. Seen as golden yellow colonies.
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Postby Squawkbox » Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:52 pm

Salmonella typhi funnily enough this is the bacteria which causes Typhoid Fever.
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:12 pm

Oh, come on Ozge.. You know that i didn't mean any harm. It's just that i'd like everyone to actually learn something from this game. I mean, probably Entamoeba coli is not that important, but noone will remember it unless someone writes something about it. I just wanted to keep everything nice and educational. Sorry if i upset you... Please forgive me..
We wouldn't want to lose such a good player as yourself.. ;)

By the way, wasn't Salmonella typhi already mentioned?
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Postby Poison » Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:21 pm

Yes I know you didn't mean any harm. Those short explanations are probably a result of my education. I mean we only memorize names. ( By the way I will have to memorize 144 (minimum) insect names this term- awfull... :( ) Having further info about them means probably a brain explosion or something. :)
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:32 pm

I don't think so... For me, it's a lot harder to memorise something without actually knowing what it is and what it does... Understanding always helps you remember something... I reccomend the same thing with those insect names: learn something, at least 1-2 lines about each insect, look at a picture, anything to actually add utility to your learning

PS: why on Earth would anyone ask you to learn something without even knowing what it is?!

PPS: So, what exactly is Entamoeba coli :lol:
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Postby Squawkbox » Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:09 pm

ok i change it if you dont like repetition and theres not a lot you can say about bacteria except the infection they cause but this is a good one
Streptomyces coelicolor
This is a bacterium which lives in the soil and gives soil that smell that it has...it is specieal because where most bacteria have a single stranded circular chromosome, Streptomyces coelicolor has a single stranded linear chromosome :D
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Postby Poison » Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:24 pm

MrMistery wrote:PS: why on Earth would anyone ask you to learn something without even knowing what it is?!


I have no idea about that. :) Oh, wait a minute, we know about them, they are "insects". :lol:

MrMistery wrote:PPS: So, what exactly is Entamoeba coli :lol:


From wikipedia:

Entamoeba coli is a non-pathogenic species of entamoebid that is important clinically in humans only because it can be confused with Entamoeba histolytica, which is pathogenic, on microscopic examination of stained stool specimens. A simple finding of Entamoeba coli trophozoites or cysts in a stool specimen requires no treatment.


Systematics:

Kingdom: Protista

Phylum: Amoebozoa

Order: Entamoebida

Genus: Entamoeba

Species: E. coli


PS: Is it OK, Andrew? If not I will prepare a PhD thesis about that for you. :lol:
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Postby Dr.Stein » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:39 am

Poison wrote:
Dr.Stein wrote:
MrMistery wrote:Very important:
1. Write all names as you should- italic, first letter capital
2. Please write larger explanations
3. Let's try to find important stuff(don't do like us mods and say Entamoeba coli
A protozoan ) :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:



Regards,
Andrew

Good boy! Thanks. However, mods are also have to follow the rules ja? :)


Rules? OK. Enjoy your game then. I'm not that clever to give large explanations.
By the way, Entamoeba coli is nothing more than a protozoan to me.
Whatever, have a nice game.

Why do I think this sound a bit...err...rude? :roll: Sorry.
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