Something living on colchicine!

Russell Wrobel szwrobel at
Tue Jul 23 23:34:21 EST 1996

Dima Klenchin (klenchin at wrote:
: In article <4su6qs$a09 at>, "Michael W. Thompson" <mthom0 at> wrote:
: #                                        I once found something growing in my 4%
: # Sodium don't tell me 
: #that's not one NASTY fellow...
: I have found some filamentous crap growing in 20% sodium azide!!!
: I would NEVER believe it is possible if I were not 100% sure it was not
: present at a time of preparation (many month ago).
: - Dima
Did anyone ever throw these mysterious super "organism" under the 
microscope to actually see if they were cellular?  I to once was 
filamentous stuff in my azide stock but after a brief look in the 
microscope I found that it was definately not cellular but was most 
likely some kind of precipitate.


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