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Postby Dustfinger » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:54 am

a virus ?
a fungus ?
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Postby Nite » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:56 pm

8) 8)
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is it pathogenic?

is it antibiotic resistant?
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:33 pm

it is pathogenic. If it is antibiotic resistant, that depends on the strain i guess.
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Postby white feather » Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:14 am

is it spore forming?
is it found in sewage?
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:49 pm

Not spore forming. I don't think you can find it in the sewage, but i don't think so. Anyway, only one way to find out and it is kinda dirty
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Postby canalon » Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:48 pm

obligately anaerobic?
Aerobic?
Microaerophilic?
No requirements?
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Postby Nite » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:24 pm

is it in the bacillus genus?

is it in the mycobacterium genus?
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Postby MrMistery » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:36 pm

not Bacillus nor Mycobacterium
obligately anaerobic-no
Aerobic-yes
Microaerophilic?
No requirements?
I have no idea what those mean.
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Postby canalon » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:03 pm

MrMistery wrote:not Bacillus nor Mycobacterium
obligately anaerobic-no
Aerobic-yes
Microaerophilic?
No requirements?
I have no idea what those mean.


Microaerophiles grows only at low level O2 concentration, they won't grow in normal atmosphere, but wont grow in total anaerobiosis.

Requirements, well here I typed to fast. I wanted to ask if they have some special requirements in terms of culture media. But this is not an allowed question.

I would suggest E. coli from what you say. But there are plenty other that could fit the definition.

And for Nite: Bacillus spp. and Mycobacterium spp. are not Gram negative...
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Postby Nite » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:19 am

Bacillus spp. & Mycobacterium spp. are gram +ive.. oops:x.. i just knew that. thanks Canalon.


hm..

is it a glucose-fermentor?

is it fastidious?

does it infect the gastrointestinal tract?
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Postby MrMistery » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:51 pm

Not E.coli, but you got the family right ;)
not microaerophilic.
glucose fermentor- i don't think so
i don't know what fastidius means
it does not infect the gastrointestinal tract, but it comes in through there
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Postby Mafer » Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:59 am

doe sit live on earth?
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