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Louse 11-07-2005 02:02 PM

Microbes I'd like to see
Bill Maher just had a show on Real Time with Bill Maher where he talked about how every year there seems to be a new microbial threat...Avian Bird Flu, SARS, Monkey Pox etc. Maybe GiantMicrobes should have a One Hit Wonders series....

Efogoto 11-10-2005 06:14 PM

I still prefer the big-time heavy hitters. Small Pox is the particular fiend I await.

Norby 11-11-2005 05:08 PM

I'd like to see a Bacteriophage just because it looks cool. I wouldn't mind seeing a giant Staphylococcus (staph)

kskerr 11-13-2005 04:19 PM

I would love to see some probiotics, that would be so cool! A phage series would be cool too. Some pathogens would be Bacillus anthracis, Clostridium tetani, C. botulinum, Vibrio cholerae, Listeria monocytogenes, and Borrelia burgdorferi. I better stop, the more that are made the broker I will be!

Louse 11-14-2005 01:56 PM

And Cryptospiridium...Maybe make it waterproof as a pool toy :)

Abby 11-14-2005 03:43 PM

Can't wait for T4!
I agree Norby!
Can't wait for T4 bacteriophage to come out!
I emailed it as a suggestion and got told its under development and due to come out mid-2006!


Evan 11-14-2005 11:57 PM

I always thought that Borrelia burgdorferi would be a good one - I noticed a lack of spirochetes until syphillis. I think that Plasmodium is a classic pathogen that shouldn't be overlooked

Cheers !


Louse 11-15-2005 02:27 PM

A friend of mine suggested Streptococcus sanguis as a great microbes for Plaque for his dentist friends, but apparently Plaque is actually a lot of different microbes...

Of course, I always thought Plaque microbes looked like this....


kskerr 11-16-2005 12:59 PM

That is so cool that they are making T4, it is so cool looking. My prof said they are fragile, if you shake the tube they are in their little legs fall off. Think I might buy one for myself and one for my sister, she loves that phage.


CorGlacier7 11-16-2005 05:52 PM

Wish List
First off, *thank you* to GiantMicrobes for making Mad Cow. I was really hoping for that one--my sister works in Agricultural Econ, so now she can have Mad Cow for Christmas so it can sit on her computer staring menacingly.

Sounds like a lot of the ones I'd like to see have already been mentioned. The T4 should be neat!

* Plasmodium (Malaria) A classic Calamity.
* Vibrio (Cholera)
* Varicella (Chicken Pox) Come on, every kid should have one! :D
* Rubella (German Measles)
* Variola (Smallpox)

I think they've already got a lot of great ones, though.

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