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Bdellovibrio genome sequenced

  1. Jan 30, 2004 #1

    iansmith

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    http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20040130/02

     
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  3. Jan 31, 2004 #2

    Monique

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    Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus

    1) who named that organism
    2) didn't they misspell it?
     
  4. Jan 31, 2004 #3

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    Bdello means vampire and it ressemble vibrio genus of bacteria because it is a curved rod. bacteriovirus is because this organism an obligate parasite of gram-negative bacteria and when they first isolated the organism they though it was a bacterial virus. Hence the name.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2004 #4

    Monique

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    so it is supposed to say vorus?
     
  6. Jan 31, 2004 #5

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    I made a mistake. bacteriavorus means it eats bacteria. Vorus means eating.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2004 #6

    Monique

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    that explains a lot :) thanks for figuring that out..
     
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