Pseudomonas Odor/ garlic odors
botrytis at mindspring.com
Wed Aug 16 16:20:35 EST 2000
In article <9mvm5.12261$Lv6.181291 at news2-win.server.ntlworld.com>,
dbond at idgplc.com says...
> lamb <L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl> wrote in message
> news:39984815.F3F933AB at cable.A2000.nl...
> > annie_t at my-deja.com wrote:
> > > I can remember 1 fungus that sometimes contaminated our Hoyles plates
> > > that stank of garlic!
> > And I can remember learning that C. diphtheriae on Hoyle-tellurite agar
> > smells of garlic.
> > That fungus ........ No, I'll shut up.
> > Loes
> > Most organisms that grow on tellurite containing media that reduce
> tellurite produce a garlic-like odour.
> Derek Law
> Company Microbiologist
Actually the garlic smell from fungi is caused by the methylation of
arsenic. Many fungi can do this - so don't smell your plates it can be a
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