Need suggestions for project- what's your favorite bacteria?

burntumber

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I'm a third year pre-vet major. I need a nice bacteria for a major Micro-biology lab project.

Any suggestions? Something new and of particular interest. Thanks!
 

Wynette

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Yikes! Well, I've got a chicken that I'm treating now that has Spirochetes. It's a bugger...she's on her 4th antibiotic now. Would be nice if we could figure out how to beat it.
 

Buff Hooligans

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How about Methicillan Resistant Staphlococcys Aureaus (MRSA)? That's a really honey of a bacteria.
 
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Jenski

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My vet and I recently talked about the newer megabacteria that are cropping up ~ some even 20x the size (or more!) of previously-known bacteria. Some don't even have names yet! They are gram-positive, so with the right equipment you can produce all sorts of nice pics for your project. And if you can figure out a way to neutralize them . . . well, remember us when you collect your grants and awards!

Good luck! There are many of us who would love to be updated on how your project goes!

 

burntumber

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Thanks for the suggestions, guys! Yeah, it has to be a bacteria, otherwise I'd be doing laryngotracheitis, which is a virus.

Jenski- I'm going to look into these new mega-bacterias- I'm thinking the state vet here might be able to help on some leads.

The spirochetes have piqued my interest- good luck with the treatment. And I'll have a little look-see into MRSA.

Thanks- I'll let you know what I decide to do!
 

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