November 27, 2005 at 8:02 am #2670EmmVeePeeParticipant
What is your favorite microbe?
Mine is E. coli. Nice culture time, and usually safe. Plus, T4s are my second favorite microbe ;P
November 27, 2005 at 12:03 pm #33630
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….. 😆 have a nice sleep and sweet dream….
November 29, 2005 at 12:55 pm #33785chicoguardianParticipant
I agree with the virus part, very interesting
November 29, 2005 at 7:59 pm #33818
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! 🙂 🙂 🙂
November 30, 2005 at 12:54 am #33852InuyashaParticipant
No offense but ecoli is trite and banal. Mine is. ummmh
November 30, 2005 at 1:02 am #33854Terry K.Participant
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
November 30, 2005 at 1:35 am #33858EmmVeePeeParticipantquote Inuyasha:
Beauty is on the inside 😉
They have great personalities.
November 30, 2005 at 1:53 am #33866quote EmmVeePee:
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.
November 30, 2005 at 8:19 pm #33943deenteenParticipant
i like l. acidophilus because i luv yogurt. yum!
November 30, 2005 at 8:31 pm #33950
yougurt contains many many types of bacteria:
Lactobacillus casei imunitas
And i know these from comercials..
November 30, 2005 at 9:34 pm #33964quote deenteen:
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.quote MrMistery:
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 😉
November 30, 2005 at 10:06 pm #33977
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
December 1, 2005 at 12:33 am #33986deenteenParticipant
usually on yoplait, they only mention one type of bacteria and on commercials, they dont mention any. at least not that ive seen.
December 1, 2005 at 12:40 am #33988quote MrMistery:
Or simply guys in the advertisement know nothing about correct bacterial nomenclature, picked up the shortest (easiest to remember) name they could find on documentation fed to them by the research department and used it.
Yoplait may be using pure culture of only one species to make their yoghurt. That make the taste more constant, but there is more than one species of bacteria that can make yoghurt.
December 1, 2005 at 9:36 pm #34052
arcella gibbosa is one tight microbe! protists all the way! E. Coli is pretty nifty too
December 4, 2005 at 10:55 pm #34314jesstickleParticipant
can I vote for streptomyces. It smells nice!
December 8, 2005 at 10:53 am #34586
amoebapower said:quote :
Here, Here! I agree 😀 There are so many that I find it hard to chose just one. However testate ameba are quite interesting and beautiful. The Arcella spp. (spp meaning many species) below, probably A. vulgaris 30-100um (um=microns), was photographed using a Zeiss Axiostar equipped with a Sony DSC-P200 digital camera. If it were not automatically resized the pseudopodia and epipodia of the amoeba could be seen much better. A. gibbosa is a favorite because of the clear test, allowing one to see the amoeba inside. 😀 Although most tests are light orange or brown, they too will allow you to see the amoeba inside. As time goes by though, the tests become darker, almost a brownish black and little if any detail of the amoeba can be seen. 🙁
December 8, 2005 at 9:25 pm #34624
what does ebola do to you? i like to research viruses and im looking for some opinions
December 8, 2005 at 9:27 pm #34625
thanx ken for showing the picture. amoebas are funny little creatures aren’t they? 😉
December 8, 2005 at 11:34 pm #34628
amoebapower wrote:quote :
Yes they are but they are absolutely amazing in their morphology and physiology. Though a single cell of slowely moving protoplasm, if you study them enough you will begin to develop a greater appreciation not only for them but for other protozoa as well. I find the Vorticella one of the most beautiful and interesting, of the microscopic animals too. 😀
As for the photograph. “Thank You”, you are quite welcome. 😀
December 11, 2005 at 1:42 pm #34787quote amoebapower:
What I know is….Ebola virus is classified into Filoviridae subfamily (Filo <=> filament). The structure is thin and long like a thread. This is a dangerous virus und require a biosecurity level 4 in the lab. Nowadays, scientist is observing how ebola get spreaded…one theory is the virus use a arthropod vectors so Filoviridae would also get into Arboviridae family.
December 31, 2005 at 10:58 pm #35935InuyashaParticipant
lol, i can’t believe this chat is still going on.
January 1, 2006 at 3:10 am #35944
Victor said:quote :
Learn something new every day. 😀 I always thought the virus was a level 5 but what do I know. I look at protozoa all day long. 🙄 The closest pathogen I have ever encountered on purpose has been a level 2 organism which will take you out in about 72hrs. However it is not a contagious organism but an infectious one that occurs naturally in our close environment as do many others. 🙂
January 1, 2006 at 11:45 am #35958
Um, that’s based on the book I read…so, different sources can cause different details also…I really like viruses but unfortunately my faculty don’t have any virology subject…so like it or not, I’ve to learn it by myself….:mrgreen:
January 1, 2006 at 12:54 pm #35979
Not to worry there Victor. 😀 My comment was based on an assumption and there are level 5 organisms if I am not mistaken and I could be. But, your post caught my eye and I figured I would comment. Seems I found info on level 5 organisms on a website one day while researching pathogenic ameba, which are level 2. Yes, I have found publications and websites that conflict with anothers statements or findings also. Thanks Victor 😀
January 1, 2006 at 12:57 pm #35980
Yup….bitte schoen..(I’m lazy to type o-umlaut, so I use -oe- instead of o-umlaut, sorry)
January 5, 2006 at 7:21 pm #36275reemParticipant
i like th Escherichia coli also
its so easy to identefy in the clinical lab !!!! 8)
January 11, 2006 at 8:38 am #36835NiteParticipant
E. coli it is.. it was a love at first sight. d:
January 11, 2006 at 9:29 am #36838
Well I prefer HIV mwahahaaa 😈 this monster teaches us how we should behave as a human being: safe sex, no drugs. If not then goodbye! 😀
Victor: Don’t you know that nowadays German’s education system decided not to use umlaut anymore for formal writting? They apply ae instead of ä, oe instead of ö, ue instead of ü, and ss instead of ß 😉
January 11, 2006 at 1:04 pm #36849chicoguardianParticipant
😈 😮 I have to agree with dr.Stein all the way about hiv, but unfortunatly, those who afraid to know because they think that they will not be able to recive the pleasure they want will hide it, so emotions still get in the way
January 12, 2006 at 4:06 am #36907
Not only to save us from AIDS, HIV plays a role on growing us up and manage our emotion (I wish) 😆
January 12, 2006 at 12:47 pm #36936
Retroviruses are challenging…:lol: complex series of mechanisms plus great diversity of stuctural protein complexes make them hard to be stopped..
But I like to use those umlaut and EsZet things..:lol:
January 14, 2006 at 2:11 pm #37167stanlyParticipant
hello everyone! my Favorite Microbe is Agrobacterium tumefaciens,
it is a very useful tool for transgenic biotechnology
8) 8) 8)
January 15, 2006 at 12:45 am #37230quote victor:
Yeah but for yourselves only. Follow the trend, my dear 8) I mean they will think you are few steps behind because you don’t know the actual mode 😉 🙂
February 15, 2006 at 11:56 pm #41009LinnParticipant
beneficial water microbes 🙂
dont ask me the name. ❓
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