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Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 03-03-2009, 04:39 PM
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Poll: my ideas
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Posted By kskerr
Lactobacillus.

Lactobacillus.
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 11-24-2008, 11:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,042
Posted By kskerr
There are pesticides, as I recall there are still...

There are pesticides, as I recall there are still cases of the disease, I think it is at manageable levels so the Elms won't go extinct.
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 11-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,042
Posted By kskerr
Correct, fungi, and no it would not be under...

Correct, fungi, and no it would not be under critters. Elm trees are still around, I doubt they will go extinct and I think that maybe they have bred some resistance into them but am not sure.
Forum: The Microbes 11-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By kskerr
There already is a language, go to college and...

There already is a language, go to college and major in a biological science and you will learn it, you can go hard core like I did and major in molecular biology or stick with the biology major that...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 11-03-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,042
Posted By kskerr
Dutch Elm Disease is spread by the beetle, which...

Dutch Elm Disease is spread by the beetle, which is called a vector, it is a fungal disease.

http://plantclinic.cornell.edu/FactSheets/dutchelmdisease/DED.htm
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 11-03-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,366
Posted By kskerr
Probiotics, or whatever they decide to call it...

Probiotics, or whatever they decide to call it when they invent it to stop my whining about how awesome it would be if they'd make my kind of bugs :D
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 11-03-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,353
Posted By kskerr
You forgot that some of us want it all! I am...

You forgot that some of us want it all! I am collecting both the regular and Petri dish versions of all of them. The Petri dishes help me out since it gives more on my list of wants so my mommy...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 11-03-2008, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 53,808
Posted By kskerr
Thumbs down DNA, anthrax, taste bud, and tapeworm are not...

DNA, anthrax, taste bud, and tapeworm are not viruses... Talking about ripping off a company's idea on their own forum seems a bit tacky to me, and an invitation to a lawsuit (just because you are...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 11-03-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,618
Posted By kskerr
I do not expect the general public to know much...

I do not expect the general public to know much about microbiology besides what little information they get from the sensationalized version the media gives. It does not necessarily mean they are...
Forum: All about the Science 11-03-2008, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 26,817
Posted By kskerr
It is actually getting harder to find soaps that...

It is actually getting harder to find soaps that are NOT "anti-microbial", since consumers are obsessed with such products the manufacturers are producing them. Soap in and of itself has some...
Forum: In the Classroom 11-03-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,105
Posted By kskerr
I want them to make a line of probiotics so I can...

I want them to make a line of probiotics so I can buy a set to show off when I do micro demos. I don't like doing demos that only show the pathogenic side of microorganisms, while important that is...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 05-27-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,618
Posted By kskerr
They already have the flu, bird flu is just a...

They already have the flu, bird flu is just a strain of it that is more infectious in birds. Tetnus and anthrax would be great additions, though they might not want to make anthrax given its...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 05-27-2008, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,886
Posted By kskerr
Thumbs up All great suggestions :D

All great suggestions :D
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 05-27-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,933
Posted By kskerr
I saw these on animal planet, they are very cool,...

I saw these on animal planet, they are very cool, I'd love a plush version :D
Forum: Welcome 05-27-2008, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,054
Posted By kskerr
You can buy them online, Canada is on the country...

You can buy them online, Canada is on the country list :)
Forum: The Microbes 02-27-2008, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,887
Posted By kskerr
That could be kinda funny, lol.

That could be kinda funny, lol.
Forum: The Microbes 02-27-2008, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,408
Posted By kskerr
I am a microbiologist and usually call them...

I am a microbiologist and usually call them "petri dishes" or just "plates", perhaps it is a dialect thing among our kind :).
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 02-27-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,583
Posted By kskerr
It would be a cute way to teach about...

It would be a cute way to teach about procreation, lol.
Forum: The Microbes 02-24-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,408
Posted By kskerr
The smallness of them is what attracts me, what...

The smallness of them is what attracts me, what can I say I'm a microbiologist, I like little things :rolleyes:. The dishes themselves I'm sure are not proportional to a regular petri dish, though I...
Forum: The Microbes 02-24-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,323
Posted By kskerr
Hey don't be bashing the Canucks, Giardia is a...

Hey don't be bashing the Canucks, Giardia is a Canuck and she is awesome! Plus the company that donates samples of my research organism to us has its headquarters in Canada and they may want me to...
Forum: The Microbes 02-23-2008, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,372
Posted By kskerr
I made mini versions of several of the...

I made mini versions of several of the GiantMicrobes using poms and turned them into geeky fridge magnets :D. I think people have made their own, I remember seeing a picture someone posted where a...
Forum: The Microbes 02-23-2008, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,263
Posted By kskerr
My research organism is an irregular shaped...

My research organism is an irregular shaped organism, it ranges from being rod shaped to clubs and Y's. I would LOVE it if they made Bifidobacterium spp.!!! I would have to order a ton of them to...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 02-23-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,746
Posted By kskerr
I don't think it would be all that controversial...

I don't think it would be all that controversial to make cancer cells, I think the issue is more that there are many kinds of cancer cells and not just one. The GiantMicrobes tend to be educational...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 02-23-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,489
Posted By kskerr
There have been really bad outbreaks during many...

There have been really bad outbreaks during many time periods, today the worst tend to be in third world countries. Cholera is treated not with antibiotics but with drinks that contain electrolytes,...
Forum: New GIANTmicrobes! 02-23-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,720
Posted By kskerr
That would be awesome! Gotta make Thermus...

That would be awesome! Gotta make Thermus aquaticus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermus_aquaticus), being that it is not only cool in and of itself but also because of how it revolutionized...
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