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Postby vtech » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:33 pm

Hello. My name is Victoria and I have to do a project (which I really don't like because I never do well in bio) on spirilla. I am searching on google myself but information is limted. If you know any sites with loads of information - like "what does it do" or "fascinating facts" do post. Google doe snot have everthing.

Come one people, we can work together. If i find anything I will give you a update.

Thanks you very very much
A lack of bio knownlage . . . VTech.

Wait, is it Spirillar? If so my teacher can't spell.
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Postby Chris4 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:32 pm

Microbiology is not my area. But on this site i found that spirilla is the definition of spirillum. Which is a fairly rigid helically twisted bacterial cell often, but not necessarily, a member of the genus Spirillum.
I'll let you know if i find any more info.
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Postby biostudent84 » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:39 pm

The Spirilla is my second favorite mocrobe...ameba always wins ;)

It is a member of Kingdom Protista. The spiral you see when you look at it in a microscope is the helical arrangement of the chloroplasts.

What else do you need to know for your project?
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Postby vtech » Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:19 pm

biostudent84 I love you. *Hugs.*

Well for our questions, don't have to do them all but still. Where is it found, what does it do (i.e can it kill you , does it have a useful purpose etc etc)

Which workplace are especially affected by this bacteria.

Then i have to fidn 10 intersting facts about it.
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:50 pm

As biostudent pointed out it is not a bacteria, but a protist. Sorry, i do not know anything about it, except what kingdome it belongs to.

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You have a favourite microbe? You know they have therapy for that kind of thing...
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Postby biostudent84 » Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:03 pm

Read some of my backposts. I have a favorite protein too. Hemoglobin ;)
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Postby Poison » Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:56 pm

Kyle, do you feel yourself closer to these favourite things, I mean is it just a feeling or do you have reasons for choosing them? :)
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Postby vtech » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:47 pm

biostudent84 wrote:Read some of my backposts. I have a favorite protein too. Hemoglobin ;)


I'm sorry to sound rude Biostudent but you have to many posts to go through and I have no time. I have an art show to work on, loads of projects (this project is just one of them) plus I have books to read and lost books to find, basic homework and nagging teachers. Plus having some extralimy personal problems. no I am not trying to make you feeel sorry for me.

I guess I will just get the info some where else.
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Postby canalon » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:05 pm

vtech wrote:biostudent84 I love you. *Hugs.*

Well for our questions, don't have to do them all but still. Where is it found, what does it do (i.e can it kill you , does it have a useful purpose etc etc)

Which workplace are especially affected by this bacteria.

Then i have to fidn 10 intersting facts about it.


About bacteria belonging to the genus Spirillum
To start a quick search on Entrez pubmed gave this:
[url]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Search&db=books&doptcmdl=GenBookHL&term=spirilla+AND+148387%5Buid%5D&rid=mmed.section.1976[/url
The first link given by google may be of interest too:
http://biology.kenyon.edu/Microbial_Biorealm/bacteria/proteobacteria/Spirillum/Spirillum.htm
And this definition:
Spirillum minus, a species of uncertain status that is a normal parasite of the nasopharynx of rats and mice; it is the etiologic agent of the spirillary form of rat-bite fever.

According to the Bergey's manual, 2 other genera are related to Spirilla : Azospirilla and Aquaspirilla. Spirillum minus probably belonging to the latter, surprisingly, the genus spirilla containing only one species Spirillum convolutans

Good luck to find the 10 interesting facts (shape is one, besides that? :( ) The workplace is linked to people working in sewage system (or everywhere you may meet rats...)

HTH

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Postby biostudent84 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:05 pm

vtech wrote:I'm sorry to sound rude Biostudent but you have to many posts to go through and I have no time. I have an art show to work on, loads of projects (this project is just one of them) plus I have books to read and lost books to find, basic homework and nagging teachers. Plus having some extralimy personal problems. no I am not trying to make you feeel sorry for me.

I guess I will just get the info some where else.


LOL!!!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That was humor touched with a bit of sarcasm. Although, I have been trying to get you all a search tool to search for backposts. But I still wouldn't expect anyone to even do that to find my likes and disklikes ;) ;) ;)
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Postby vtech » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:09 pm

Canalon wrote:
vtech wrote:biostudent84 I love you. *Hugs.*

Well for our questions, don't have to do them all but still. Where is it found, what does it do (i.e can it kill you , does it have a useful purpose etc etc)

Which workplace are especially affected by this bacteria.

Then i have to fidn 10 intersting facts about it.


About bacteria belonging to the genus Spirillum
To start a quick search on Entrez pubmed gave this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Search&db=books&doptcmdl=GenBookHL&term=spirilla+AND+148387%5Buid%5D&rid=mmed.section.1976
The first link given by google may be of interest too:
http://biology.kenyon.edu/Microbial_Biorealm/bacteria/proteobacteria/Spirillum/Spirillum.htm
And this definition:
Spirillum minus, a species of uncertain status that is a normal parasite of the nasopharynx of rats and mice; it is the etiologic agent of the spirillary form of rat-bite fever.

According to the Bergey's manual, 2 other genera are related to Spirilla : Azospirilla and Aquaspirilla. Spirillum minus probably belonging to the latter, surprisingly, the genus spirilla containing only one species Spirillum convolutans

Good luck to find the 10 interesting facts (shape is one, besides that? :( ) The workplace is linked to people working in sewage system (or everywhere you may meet rats...)

HTH

Patrick[/i]


wow thanks A LOT!! One thing has gotten out of the way and my life is some what closer to easyness. (Is that even a word?)
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Postby biostudent84 » Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:12 pm

Poison wrote:Kyle, do you feel yourself closer to these favourite things, I mean is it just a feeling or do you have reasons for choosing them? :)


Well, I think it is because I am fascinated by what these things can do.

Spirilla is an organism that has developed a spiral structure out of chloroplasts. It's so much different than the chloroplasts packed into the leaves of a plant, or randomly placed about in a euglena.

Amebas (Disclaimer: Ameoba is the British spelling) are organisms that eat by totally engulfing their food. The only other example of this happening is in leukocytes...and they only break down "food," not digest it.

Not to mention the Volvox, which are photosynthetic organisms that colonize into spherical hollow balls with daughter colonies growing in them.

Hemoglobin! A highly complex, and globular, molecule. It has the ability to snatch fresh oxygen out of your lungs and take it to anywhere and everywhere in your body!

@MrMystery: You ask me how I can have a favorite microbe. My only response is to ask you how you can not. :D :D :D :D :D
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