Q: Choccolate-like smelling bugs?

Roney Graf roney.graf at uni-konstanz.de
Fri Jan 16 02:41:34 EST 1998


In article <69lp9i$o3 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>, wgschech at med.uni-tuebingen.de wrote:

> Hi all super-noses out there!
> 
> I recently got a contaminant into a maxiprep, grown in LB/amp at 
> 30degC: Smelled like choccolate or caramel, somewhat sweet in any 
> case, I had to be tied to my seat by collegues for not eating them 
> up. The pellet was quite white, no plasmid inside. 
> 
> You have *any* idea what kind of life form this might be? Don't say 
> lctobacillus MILKA now!


Yeasts?



rg



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