Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A word from the zoo keeper..


That about wraps up bacteria, folks.

If there was a species you were waiting out for but didn't see, let me know and I'll do my best to convince them to drop by.
Stay tuned over the next few days for the start of the next group of little critters...

Viruses

Again, let me know if there is anything special you want to see and I'll try put it on my list.
Enjoy!


30 comments:

winai said...

hey zoo keeper, i no longer want my m. vacae, you can have it. It's behavior is uncontrollable.

I become more keen to bacteriophages

=P

Jonathan Badger said...

Well, you were mostly doing pathogenic bacteria, but it was a pity you didn't do any dimorphic prosthecate bacteria -- these are bacteria that have two different cell types -- non-motile "mother" cells and "daughter/swarmer" cells that swim off to eventually lose their motility and become mother cells themselves. I'm partial to Hyphomonas, but probably Caulobacter is the most famous of this group.

Pierre Lindenbaum said...

Emma, please, I'd like to adopt a Rotavirus. Thanks

Emma Lurie said...

You're a brave man.
Rotaviruses are definitely on the menu.


I guess I focussed more on pathogenic bacteria because I'm a med student always found them around what I do everyday.

Jason said...

Hi Emma,

As a fellow med student, I really love your website! I showed it to a few med friends, and they absolutely loved it too.

Are you at UWA? I'm at UQ; the course here doesn't cover much microbiology, which is a shame. Bugs are so fun!

Oh and can you please do Tropheryma whippelii and Rickettsia too? Thanks a lot! :)

tom said...

Thank you for this wonderful blog!

Gerrit said...

I'm really not too big on blogs, but I've been following this one for months now. I can't wait for the viruses.

Sanne said...

Hello Zoo Keeper!

I've been down with a tonsilitis for quite a while now and don't seem to get better fast enough. That's probably because I don't know what the virus I've adopted looks like. ;) Will you help me out, so I know what to chase out of my system?! Thanks, Zoo Keeper.

Virus Victim S.

El Pato Mareado said...

Calymmatobacterium granulomatis.
You forgot that!

j.daniel said...

Do you have any Fusobacteria lying around? I'm especially in need of F. nucleatum

I love the blog, Emma!

smart. like a chicken. said...

This blog is so cool, it almost makes you want to call one of these microbes your own... almost. If yer doing viruses, we've had a mini-epidemic of pharyngoconjunctivitis here, so I'd be curious to see what fun you can have with an adenovirus.

Parisian said...

These stufs are so creepy!!

dengueLovers said...

Could you do a the virus Dengue...

We here at purdue univ work on Dengue..ran into your website and would love to see your version of it :)

Julie Sullivan said...

HPV please. :)

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Matlatzinca said...

Hi Zoo Keeper,

Don't know if you are still keeping up this blog, last entry is nigh on 9 months old. I just ran across by cross-linking from skepchick. I love your illustrations and descriptions, can't wait to wade through older posts.

I know someone who works on Coronaviruses (SARS) and would absolutely love to have one of your illustrations to use in her lectures around the world on the bug.

Also, I couldn't find C. diphtheria on cursory review. Do you have that one as well?

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