View Full Version : :P The Clostridium Botulinum!!!!

05-02-2006, 11:00 AM
Please; i want the Clostridium Botulinum with the write "I LOVE Botulinum!" from Giant Microbes!
Here i post some pics of the original bacteria :D



What do u think about it? It's too much funny!!!!:cool:

05-02-2006, 10:37 PM
Some very good pics of sporulation there! I want them to make botulism too!

05-02-2006, 11:07 PM
OOOOH! That is a good one!

05-03-2006, 12:10 AM
Botulism is an interesting one! Especially the new treatments they are getting from it, though I think the cosmetic thing is dumb!

05-28-2006, 02:28 PM
extremely interesting. Of course, I think that about all microbes.;)

05-31-2006, 04:21 PM
Yeah perhaps we a touch biased :D

06-03-2006, 06:00 PM
Uhhhh...maybe:rolleyes: ;)

06-04-2006, 09:33 AM
They sure are advertising the underarm sweat treatment lately. I love when they give the possible side effects, after they get the injection site reaction out of the way they basically list the symptoms of botulism intoxication...

06-04-2006, 11:45 AM
Ironic. There was this commercial for some Diarreah medicine, and the main side effect was diarreah.:confused:

06-04-2006, 10:58 PM
Really, that one is interesting. Constipation would be more expected. My favorites are ones that are for somewhat mild conditions where the side effects are way worse than the condition, then there are several that list death as a side effect :eek:!

06-04-2006, 11:21 PM
yeah, I'd avoid that.

06-04-2006, 11:32 PM
Me too!!! :eek:

06-04-2006, 11:33 PM
you'd have to be pretty crazy not to...

06-04-2006, 11:49 PM
Well except for the death one I guess it kinda depends on what you have, and some of the possible side effects are rare and so not an issue for most people, never know I guess!

06-07-2006, 04:45 PM
I mean, if one were suffering a lot, I suppose it would make sense to take the medicine if it would reduce the suffering to almost 0...

06-08-2006, 11:46 PM
Yes, weigh the possible benefits against the possible issues it would cause...

06-20-2006, 11:15 PM
We were actually debating this exact topic in class a while ago!

06-21-2006, 03:00 AM
This forum is educational :D ;)

06-21-2006, 08:12 PM
Very, very educational! And a good place for us science geeks!

06-23-2006, 01:12 AM
Yes, and our nonscience geek friends :D

06-30-2006, 10:09 PM
yup, this forum sure is great!:D :D

09-19-2006, 06:33 PM
this furom roks my soks! i love it

09-19-2006, 07:02 PM
this furom roks my soks! i love it
yes it is great.

09-19-2006, 07:12 PM
yes it is...

09-19-2006, 09:59 PM
Clostridium botulinum is an intersting organism, it is the causeative agent of botulism. C. botulinum type E can be found in the sea and therefore in fresh seafood, it is an anaerobe, meaning it grows without oxygen, and so it becomes a problem if the fresh fish is vacuum packed, which is illegal to do because of the risk involved. It can also grow at refridgeration temperatures, most pathogens cannot, but then how this organism causes disease is not by infecting a body, it only does that in infants and people who have had their intestinal bacteria greatly reduced because normal gut bacteria block it from growing and so it just passes thoguht. It produces toxins (I think there are actually 7 of them) when it goes from its dormant state to its active state (spore to vegetative cell, called germination). It is the toxin and not the organism that causes the symptoms so one need not ingest the organism to get sick (or often die with this one). The good thing about this one is that the toxin is heat labile, in other words heat kills the toxin, so if contaminated food is boiled or heated high enough it becomes safe. Improperly canned foods (generally from home canning not industrial) is a common source of botulism, it is somewhat common for a person preparing the food to be the only one in a family to fall ill because they will often taste the food before it has reached the proper temperature to inactivate the toxin. The symptoms of botulism mimick a stroke, often making it difficult to diagnose quickly.

And there you have my avoiding my grant writing assignment essay which is sadly most likley more words than is allowed for the assignment I do not want to do...

09-20-2006, 02:31 PM
they should make it!