Favorite Microbe

About microscopic forms of life, including Bacteria, Archea, protozoans, algae and fungi. Topics relating to viruses, viroids and prions also belong here.

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Favorite Microbe

Post by EmmVeePee » Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:02 am

What is your favorite microbe?

Mine is E. coli. Nice culture time, and usually safe. Plus, T4s are my second favorite microbe ;P
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Post by victor » Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:03 pm

For me? I think my favorites is the familia of retroviruses, known for their speciality to reverse RNA transcription....
For the protozoa, I choose T.gambiense..... :lol: have a nice sleep and sweet dream.... :mrgreen:
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Post by chicoguardian » Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:55 pm

I agree with the virus part, very interesting
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Post by MrMistery » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:59 pm

Favourite microbe? ME! I am a parazyte in my family, that can't do anything for himself and only consumes and spends! I AM A VIRUS! :) :) :)
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Post by Inuyasha » Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:54 am

No offense but ecoli is trite and banal. Mine is. ummmh
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Post by Terry K. » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:02 am

Yes, my favorite is E. Coli, only because it's funny to watch when someone gets too much of it in their system, and well, you can fill in the rest. Hehe
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Post by EmmVeePee » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:35 am

Inuyasha wrote:No offense but ecoli is trite and banal. Mine is. ummmh


Beauty is on the inside ;)

They have great personalities.
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Post by canalon » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:53 am

EmmVeePee wrote:
Inuyasha wrote:No offense but ecoli is trite and banal. Mine is. ummmh


Beauty is on the inside ;)

They have great personalities.


Yeah E. coli rocks. It has been studied extensively since tens of year. It is probably the organism for which most of the functionning is known, and still they can surprise us and beat us. Definitely my favorite.
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Post by deenteen » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:19 pm

i like l. acidophilus because i luv yogurt. yum!
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:31 pm

yougurt contains many many types of bacteria:
Biffidus esensis
Lactobacillus casei imunitas

And i know these from comercials..
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Post by canalon » Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:34 pm

deenteen wrote:i like l. acidophilus because i luv yogurt. yum!


Pedantry: it's Lactobacillus acidophilus that you should write, L. acidophilus (note the capital L and the italics) in short, but usually only after a first use of its full name, even if in the case of some famous bacteria (E. coli mostly) we (I am the first) tend to forget this rule. Never in scientific paper though.

MrMistery wrote:yougurt contains many many types of bacteria:
Biffidus esensis
Lactobacillus casei imunitas
And i know these from comercials..

Much more than that indeed, but it is true that commercially produced yogurt (and cheese) tend to reduce the bacterial diversity of their produce for reason of convenience. The taste is more constant, but usually much less rich than when natural ferments are used.

And Bifidus esensis is not a bacterial name with standing in the nomenclature. But Lactobacillus casei imunitas is a correct species name, as for the subspecies, it is highly marketing inspired it seems ;)
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:06 pm

Well, you are the expert in these little guys.. By the way, in the comercial, they say L. casei imunitas and never Lactobacillus, maybe they did a survey and more simple-minded people don't like to hear that they are eating these little guys
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