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by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:10 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Taq: You know about its polymerase but...
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

yes, there are some species that live at higher temperatures. I can't remember them off hand, but I believe there is one that lives near 90 deg C.
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:08 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: C. botulinum: interesting organism!!
Replies: 8
Views: 8201

C. botulinum: interesting organism!!

I love this organism, even though it is very toxic. Did you know that Botox facial treatment is actually Botulinum toxin type A? This is a very potent toxin that blocks the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is involved in muscle movement. When the toxin blocks this chemical, it r...
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Taq: You know about its polymerase but...
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Taq: You know about its polymerase but...

You know about taq polymease, but do you know anything about the bacterium itself? Here are some interesting links I found!! Check them out!!

http://www.bact.wisc.edu/bact303/b27

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermus_aquaticus
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: smallest organism
Replies: 9
Views: 11416

Some viruses have RNA as their genetic material. I guess it depends on whether or not you feel they are alive to call them organisms. They do have DNA/RNA. They do reproduce, but they have to be in a living cell to do so. The do not have all the characteristics of other living things. However, since...
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: The Vibrios!!
Replies: 5
Views: 5056

I think they are very attractive!! I love their cuteness. What I love about V. fischeri is the symbiosis with E. scolopes. When the bacteria are in high concentration, they produce light and they live in the light organ of this squid. At night, when E. scolopes is out on the town, it can match the a...
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Most venomous animal
Replies: 26
Views: 58382

Sounds like a cool experiment!! I'm in!!
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Urine
Replies: 20
Views: 15372

Has anyone ever crawled into an ant hill by acciedent? I have...and I was climbing a bluff. I had nowhere wlse to go cause it was so high up and dangerous to jump down or do anything unless climb up. I got into an ant hill and with me having Insectaphobia, I was freaking out!! I had no other choice ...
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Last person to reply wins.
Replies: 8431
Views: 2436767

Destiny, love the sig!! (haha techy!!)

Sorry guys, I win again!!

Muahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

Poor Charlie!!

I feel for him.
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 26
Views: 19014

I like the ones that are patterns. I'm not to crazy about the smilie ones.

I like the idea of a gallery to choose from. I would prefer having a gallery and being able to choose your own. I don't have a gallery on my site. (cough-cause I don't know how to get one-cough)
by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:20 am
Forum: Site Suggestions
Topic: moderators?
Replies: 41
Views: 27967

Well, of course you did Mr. Mystery!! A mod who doesn't read the rules....that's a first!!
by Vibrio
Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: How to Post
Replies: 70
Views: 328112

WOW!! I'm close :D
by Vibrio
Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:29 am
Forum: Off Topic Discussion
Topic: Last person to reply wins.
Replies: 8431
Views: 2436767

I win for the next 24 hours :P :P :P