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Old 11-17-2005, 07:13 PM
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I would like to see (sorry for the lack of scientific names)

the one that causes elephantitis
Malaria would be a good one
Chicken pox


those are the ones i would like to personally see.
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Old 11-17-2005, 11:34 PM
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Mad cow is cool but not really a microbe, it is just a protein and all.... Still it must be added to my collection.
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:46 PM
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How about an organelle series fitting in with the endosymbiotic theory? Giant mitochondria, chloroplasts, etc.
Also...
A Giant Microbe DNA Double Helix. (So what if it's not a microbe? Neither are bookworms)
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The organelles would be cool, as would the helix, perhaps not a linear one like most that are on the market but a loop of DNA. It could be a bacterial chromosome or plasmid and therefore fit into the series/theme quite nicely .
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:16 PM
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Default Pseudomonas

Thought of another one, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, it is found everywhere! It is becoming a more important pathogen being an opportunistic and all. And perhaps one of its siblings that is not a pathogen but a beneficial. According to my pathognesis text P. aeruginosa can be a beneficial bacterium too. Oh P. fluorescens would be cool since it is fluorescent .
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Old 11-27-2005, 02:15 AM
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My favorite sibling would like to see the tapeworm and flea, rabies, distemper. I think Histoplasmosis and Legionnaire's would be cool. Perhaps a strep that is longer than two cells, possibly connected individually with velcro and eyes on each coccus .

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Old 11-28-2005, 03:13 PM
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Default another vote for a pox..

I'd really like to see varicella.. good old chicken pox. A friend of mine has been having problems with shingles the last few months, and i think he'd get a kick out of this (possibly quite literally).
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:03 PM
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I was thinking it would be kind of fun to have a large plush cell, with all the organelles inside. They could velcro in and out so people could learn about the functions of a eukaryotic cell. The ribosomes might be particularly cute. They would look like peas.
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:20 PM
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Norby, I totally agree about the double helix! I have always wanted a plush one of those. I also would love to see SARS.
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Old 12-02-2005, 09:12 PM
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The large plush cell with removable organelles would not only be cool but it would be great for a classroom. I am a fan of the mitochondria myself given its origin and how it is the powerhouse of the cell and all. Also cool could be some protists, like a paramecium and or amoeba, and euglena would be cool since it has an eyespot and flagella. So many cool microbes so little time!!!
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