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mba05ema
10-12-2007, 05:22 AM
I've started a research project on campylobacter jejuni and i think it would make an AWESOME cuddly giant microbe!!!

kskerr
10-13-2007, 11:12 AM
Campy is a very cool looking organism, and given how prevalent it is it would be highly appropriate :D

mazuac
10-20-2007, 11:05 PM
What's Campy?

kskerr
10-23-2007, 10:04 PM
Campy is the nickname given to Campylobacter species, such as C. jejuni. Campy are bacteria that are commonly found in the guts of poultry and they are the number 1 bacterial cause of food-borne illness in the US according to current CDC figures, it competes with Salmonella for the top spot most years, think there were 2-3 times as many Campy infections than Salmonella. It is a motile spiral shaped organism.

mazuac
10-26-2007, 03:23 PM
OHH! Cool! That'd be awesome!!!!!!! OH! And in my science class, we are doing watersheds, and we found out that this creek by our school (7/10 of a mile) has a bunch of e. coli in it XD

Tuburculosis
10-26-2007, 07:36 PM
Yes, that would be great. Anyone doesn't know what it looks like? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Campylobacter_jejuni_01.jpg

mazuac
10-29-2007, 04:28 PM
It looks like a worm!!! COOL!:D :rolleyes:

Tuburculosis
10-31-2007, 08:26 PM
Imagine, that inside you, eating, slowly...:p

mazuac
11-03-2007, 10:58 PM
That's what it does!!!:eek:

Tuburculosis
12-01-2007, 03:37 PM
No, i was just guessing.
I have no idea what it does.:o :o

kskerr
12-01-2007, 03:39 PM
OHH! Cool! That'd be awesome!!!!!!! OH! And in my science class, we are doing watersheds, and we found out that this creek by our school (7/10 of a mile) has a bunch of e. coli in it XD

E. coli is very common and most times not harmful, I am not the least bit surprised you found it and in potentially high counts (your definition of a "bunch" possibly differs from mine). Just remember, bacteria are everywhere, always have been and always will be. Just because you are more aware of them does not mean you should freak out, you've made it this far lol. Practice good hygiene, clean up after processing raw meat and such and you should be fine.

Tuburculosis
12-03-2007, 03:35 PM
are harmless, but some, such as serotype O157:H7, can cause serious illness in humans and are occasionally responsible for costly product recalls.[3][4] Avirulent strains are part of the normal flora, and can benefit their host by producing vitamin K2 (menaquinone)[5] or by preventing the establishment of pathogenic bacteria within the intestine.[6][7]

See? some E coli is good!

mazuac
12-03-2007, 05:32 PM
I have known that for awhile XD However, it isn't the good kind, and I say this because our class was doing a project on watersheds and finding water quality and stuff... Anyways, it's been a while since we did that now...

Tuburculosis
12-04-2007, 02:27 PM
lets get back on topic! lets decide, what colour eyes and body should campy have?

mazuac
12-13-2007, 08:40 AM
Purple and blue eyes! With a... yellow body! :eek: :cool: