An Observation On Pseudomonas Odor

annie_t at my-deja.com annie_t at my-deja.com
Sun Aug 13 12:19:51 EST 2000


We have sweets here in the UK called "Pear drops" and when I was a
student the smell of Pseudomonas was compared to pear drops.

Unfortunately, to this day, I've never been able to eat them without
thinking about Ps aeruginosa. Just as well there's nothing that smells
like chocolate!

I can remember 1 fungus that sometimes contaminated our Hoyles plates
that stank of garlic!

I now work with faeces all day (!!) and you'd be amazed at the number
that smell like (and contain undigested) mashed banana!

I'm gradually going of banana butties now :o((

Anne :o)


In article <3994CF49.A696801D at megsinet.net>,
  Dilworth <dilworth at megsinet.net> wrote:
> I agree!  I've never seen the similarity to the smell of grapes
either.
> Pseudomonas aeruginosa does have a distinctive smell, and the other
> Pseudomonads don't smell like it.
>
> Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
> Microbiology
>
> Yersinia wrote:
>
> > ......... I've smelled pure cultures of it and to me it has NEVER
smelled
> > like grapes or any other kind of fruit..........
>
>


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