Favorite Microbe

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    • #2670
      EmmVeePee
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      What is your favorite microbe?

      Mine is E. coli. Nice culture time, and usually safe. Plus, T4s are my second favorite microbe ;P

    • #33630
      victor
      Participant

      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….. ๐Ÿ˜† have a nice sleep and sweet dream…. :mrgreen:

    • #33785
      chicoguardian
      Participant

      I agree with the virus part, very interesting

    • #33818
      MrMistery
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      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! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #33852
      Inuyasha
      Participant

      No offense but ecoli is trite and banal. Mine is. ummmh

    • #33854
      Terry 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

    • #33858
      EmmVeePee
      Participant
      quote Inuyasha:

      No offense but ecoli is trite and banal. Mine is. ummmh

      Beauty is on the inside ๐Ÿ˜‰

      They have great personalities.

    • #33866
      canalon
      Participant
      quote EmmVeePee:

      quote Inuyasha:

      No offense but ecoli is trite and banal. Mine is. ummmh

      Beauty is on the inside ๐Ÿ˜‰

      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.

    • #33943
      deenteen
      Participant

      i like l. acidophilus because i luv yogurt. yum!

    • #33950
      MrMistery
      Participant

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

      And i know these from comercials..

    • #33964
      canalon
      Participant
      quote deenteen:

      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.

      quote MrMistery:

      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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #33977
      MrMistery
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      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

    • #33986
      deenteen
      Participant

      usually on yoplait, they only mention one type of bacteria and on commercials, they dont mention any. at least not that ive seen.

    • #33988
      canalon
      Participant
      quote MrMistery:

      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

      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.


      @Deenteen

      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.

    • #34052
      amoebapower
      Participant

      arcella gibbosa is one tight microbe! protists all the way! E. Coli is pretty nifty too

    • #34314
      jesstickle
      Participant

      can I vote for streptomyces. It smells nice!

    • #34586
      Ken Ramos
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      amoebapower said:

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      arcella gibbosa is one tight microbe! protists all the way!

      Here, Here! I agree ๐Ÿ˜€ 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. ๐Ÿ˜€ 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. ๐Ÿ™


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    • #34624
      amoebapower
      Participant

      what does ebola do to you? i like to research viruses and im looking for some opinions

    • #34625
      amoebapower
      Participant

      thanx ken for showing the picture. amoebas are funny little creatures aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #34628
      Ken Ramos
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      amoebapower wrote:

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      thanx ken for showing the picture. amoebas are funny little creatures aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      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. ๐Ÿ˜€

      As for the photograph. “Thank You”, you are quite welcome. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #34787
      victor
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      quote amoebapower:

      what does ebola do to you? i like to research viruses and im looking for some opinions

      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.

    • #35935
      Inuyasha
      Participant

      lol, i can’t believe this chat is still going on.

    • #35944
      Ken Ramos
      Participant

      Victor said:

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      This is a dangerous virus und require a biosecurity level 4 in the lab.

      Learn something new every day. ๐Ÿ˜€ I always thought the virus was a level 5 but what do I know. I look at protozoa all day long. ๐Ÿ™„ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #35958
      victor
      Participant

      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:

    • #35979
      Ken Ramos
      Participant

      Not to worry there Victor. ๐Ÿ˜€ 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #35980
      victor
      Participant

      Yup….bitte schoen..(I’m lazy to type o-umlaut, so I use -oe- instead of o-umlaut, sorry)

    • #36275
      reem
      Participant

      i like th Escherichia coli also

      its so easy to identefy in the clinical lab !!!! 8)

    • #36835
      Nite
      Participant

      E. coli it is.. it was a love at first sight. d:

    • #36838
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Well I prefer HIV mwahahaaa ๐Ÿ˜ˆ this monster teaches us how we should behave as a human being: safe sex, no drugs. If not then goodbye! ๐Ÿ˜€

      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 รค, oe instead of รถ, ue instead of รผ, and ss instead of รŸ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #36849
      chicoguardian
      Participant

      ๐Ÿ˜ˆ ๐Ÿ˜ฎ 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

    • #36907
      Dr.Stein
      Participant

      Not only to save us from AIDS, HIV plays a role on growing us up and manage our emotion (I wish) ๐Ÿ˜†

    • #36936
      victor
      Participant

      Retroviruses are challenging…:lol: complex series of mechanisms plus great diversity of stuctural protein complexes make them hard to be stopped..
      @Dr.Stein
      But I like to use those umlaut and EsZet things..:lol:

    • #37167
      stanly
      Participant

      hello everyone! my Favorite Microbe is Agrobacterium tumefaciens,
      it is a very useful tool for transgenic biotechnology
      8) 8) 8)

    • #37230
      Dr.Stein
      Participant
      quote victor:

      @Dr.Stein
      But I like to use those umlaut and EsZet things..:lol:

      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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #41009
      Linn
      Participant

      beneficial water microbes ๐Ÿ™‚
      dont ask me the name. โ“

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