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Monday, February 27, 2006

Cool Bacteria of the Day

and it's Irish.
From Scientific American.com

biologists at the University College Dublin in Ireland have found that a strain of Pseudomonas putida can exist quite happily on a diet of pure styrene oil--the oil remnant of superheated Styrofoam--and, in the process, turn the environmental problem into a useful, biodegradable plastic.


As the article ends - Apparently, bacteria recycle too.

6 Comments:

Blogger planetpotato said...

You should have a "cool bacteria of the day" section. Maybe even a blog and a hit TV series after it gets popular.

February 28, 2006 4:15 p.m.  
Blogger Auds said...

Actually I personally think parasites more interesting - they've a greater "yuck" factor and produce more florid clinical
signs than just rubor, calor, tumor and dolor!

And it's impressive when you give the full name of a parasite than simply MRSA! For example - your tummy pain is actually caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, a nematode that's about 20 cm long in your intestine and got into your intestine when the larvae go through your blood system to your lungs and you swallow them back into your small intestine.

The ony problem with parasite reading (and the subsquent TV series which would naturally include endosopic video and cool animated features) - is that my hair starts itching, my tummy twitches and I never want to eat anything except dessicated food hot from an autoclave.

February 28, 2006 8:49 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so sad.

March 16, 2010 11:17 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have aids.

March 16, 2010 11:18 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, does anyone have the cure to severe erectile dysfunction, it's not rising and it's starting to burn. I need the answer quick as I don't want to leave your mum waiting.

March 16, 2010 11:19 a.m.  
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