Eric Strauss microbes at
Mon Feb 12 23:49:49 EST 1996

In Article<Pine.A32.3.91.960208000521.54947A-100000 at>, <erobert at> write:
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> From: Everett G Robert <erobert at>
> Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
> Subject: slant
> Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 00:08:32 -0600
> Organization: Tulane University
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> 	I have been performing some mating experiments and was curious as 
> to why people use slants.  I spoke with a respectable microbiologist in 
> my department and he couldn't think of a good reason.  It seems likely to 
> me that someone went out of the way to invent and produce a slant for a 
> specific purpose.  Do any of you have any ideas?
> thanks, 
> Everett Robert

Everett, nobody "invented" the slant, it was a gift from 
slanta claus

(sorry, I couldn't help myself)

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