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  • cook9540 cook9540 Jan 24, 2002 9:56 PM Flag

    GTC Genomes

    Campylobacter jejuni: A species of bacteria that resemble small tightly coiled spirals. Its organisms are known to cause abortion in sheep and fever and enteritis in man and may be associated with enteric diseases of calves, lambs, and other animals.

    Spontaneous abortion occurs in animals naturally. It increases with frequency as the animal gets older. This combined with the loss of stored reproductive cells cause women to gradually become less fertile.

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    • Candida albicans, Monilia albicans -- (a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina) MEMBER OF: genus Candida -- (a genus of yeastlike imperfect fungi; sometimes included in genus Monilia of the family Moniliaceae)

      I think we all have heard of this.

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      • Enterobacter cloacae A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic, rod-shaped bacteria that occurs in water, SEWAGE, soil, meat, hospital environments, and on the skin and in the intestinal tract of man and animals as a commensal.

        facultatively anaerobic fac�ul�ta�tive (fkl-ttv) adj. Capable of functioning under varying environmental conditions. Used of certain organisms, such as bacteria that can live with or without oxygen. anaerobic - not needing or without oxygen Some bacteria can only live in anaerobic conditions.

        commensal 1. <biology> Living on or within another organism (man) and deriving benefit without injuring or benefiting the other individual. 2. An organism living on or within another, but not causing injury to the host.

        Enterococcus faecalis A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria commonly isolated from clinical specimens and the human intestinal tract. Most strains do not destroy cells such as blood cells or bacteria.

        Enterococcus faecium A species of gram-positive, coccoid bacteria whose organisms are normal flora of the intestinal tract. Unlike enterococcus faecalis, this species may produce an alpha-haemolytic reaction on blood agar and is unable to utilise pyruvic acid as an energy source.

        This stuff sounds quite useful for sewage treatment if nothing else. I think we all have a little of this.