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Post by alextemplet » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:30 am

Orcinus orca

the killer whale

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Post by canalon » Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:59 am

Arabidopsis thaliana

The plant geneticist favorites. From the brassica (mustard and cabbage) family.
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Post by alextemplet » Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:55 am

Andrewsarchus mongoliensis

A carnivorous mammal actually more closely related to modern hooved mammals like horses and cattle than to modern carnivores. Believed to be the largest carnivorous mammal ever to live on land, lived about 60 to 32 million years ago.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/439.shtml

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Post by Navin » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:58 am

Strelitzia reginae

The Bird-of-Paradise Flower.

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Post by victor » Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:40 am

Orthohepadnavirinae
a subfamily of Hepadnaviridae where a dissease causing agent named Hepatitis B been grouped into...:lol:
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:45 pm

Escherichia coli

The most studied bacteria in the history of microbiology, the first bacteria to have it's whole genome known. Used for a great number of purposes, such as producing artificial insulin
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Post by alextemplet » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:40 am

Indricothereum perum

A giant hornless rhinoceros that lived 20 or 30 million years ago; believed to have been the largest mammal ever to live on land.

http://www.prehistory.com/indricth.htm

And Mr Mistery, I wanted to do E. coli! :evil:

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Post by victor » Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:44 am

Macaca rhesus.
you've known it already..:wink:
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Post by Squawkbox » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:14 pm

Staphylococcus aureus A lovely skin infecting bacteria :shock:
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Post by MrMistery » Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:35 pm

Streptococcus piogenes

A type of bacteria that causes scarlat fever.. Very nasty desease
By the way victor, in my book it is Macaccus rhesus
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Post by Alish24 » Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:32 pm

Sphaerotillus natans
A bacteria which is a water quality indicator organism..

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Post by x_forensics=life_x » Sat Feb 04, 2006 1:17 am

Smilisca baudinii


Mexican Tree Frog :)

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