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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by burntumber, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. burntumber

    burntumber Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Does it have to be a bacteria?




    If so, something drug resistant that has morfed.
     
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  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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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.
     
  4. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Want to help clean out our frig? [​IMG]
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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

    Jenski Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!

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  7. burntumber

    burntumber Chillin' With My Peeps

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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! [​IMG]
     

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