John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: Reader Request Month, day 47

Ten proteobacteria:

  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  2. Campylobacter jejuni
  3. Pelagibacter ubique
  4. Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
  5. Helicobacter pylori
  6. Thiomargarita namibiensis
  7. Legionella longbeachae
  8. Vibrio vulnificus
  9. Haemophilus influenzae
  10. Caulobacter crescentus

astrablue wanted to see Vibrio vulnificus mentioned in a list, because she has a thing for pathogens. This is, incidentally, the second member of genus Vibrio to appear in one of my lists; Vibrio fischeri made an appearance in a list of species of bacteria that have mutualistic or commensalistic relationships with humans or animals. Not that I need to remind any of you about that particularly scintillating list.

I was going to include a little paragraph here explaining what proteobacteria are, but to hell with it. Just go read the Wikipedia article.


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