What Microbe Fits This Picture??
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Mon Jul 10 13:03:14 EST 2000
Jay Mone' wrote:
>>A 2.7um filter will not hold back bacteria or viruses.
When you say transmission is possible only under strict anaerobic
conditions, do you mean growth? If so, this rules out viruses,
don't grow outside of living cells.
You must be working with an obligate anearobic bacteria.<<
Thankyou for your reply and apologies if my post has been a little
ambiguous! By transmission, I mean transmission of the disease to
experimental animals via the filtrate. Strict anaerobic conditions
refers to storage. Nothing in the filtrate has been successfully
I'm wondering, even though an anaerobic bacterium might seem to be a
likely candidate, what else might fit through a 2.7um filter - small
protozoa, fungal spores, prions? - and which of these can be
possibly ruled out if they are not known to require anaerobic
conditions to remain viable.
Any suggestions to this *non* microbiologist gratefully received!
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