An Observation On Pseudomonas Odor

lamb L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl
Wed Aug 16 14:40:57 EST 2000


"Dr. James Moné" wrote:

> Yersinia et al. write that they have never been able to smell that fruity
> odor of Pseudomonas.  For this I have no explanation.  I've isolated
> Psuedomonas several times from water baths and liquid antibacterial soap in
> our Micro lab.  These isolates always appear as very wet, blue-green growth,
> and always have that "smell".  It's almost impossible not to notice it.
> Perhaps there are differences between isolates or culture conditions that
> account for this, but it never fails to occur with our Psuedomonas isolates.
>  Give me your address and I'll send you a slant of it the next time I happen
> to isolate it.

We all know the smell .....
But fruity ?
We call it smelling of herbs. Which herbs? No idea.

Loes






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