Caffeine and bacteria

Derek Law dlaw at idgplc.com
Fri Sep 22 05:13:05 EST 2000


Several different caffeine containing culture media have been described for
Cryptococci. On these media Cryptococci produce brownish pigmentation which
allows differentation from other yeasts.

I don't think that caffeine has any antibacterial ( or antifungal effects).

Derek Law

Company Microbiologist

IDG (UK)

Patrick Druggan <Patrick.Druggan at btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:8qe1rm$omo$1 at uranium.btinternet.com...
> The function of the caffeic acid is the Crytococcus medium is as a
> diagnostic reagent. Cryptococcus polymerise caffeic acid to a polyphenol
(I
> think!) Pd.
>
>
> "lamb" <L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl> wrote in message
> news:39C7CE5B.E244C6A5 at cable.A2000.nl...
> > I saw a formula a few years ago for a more or less selective
> > Cryptococcus medium.
> > One of the ingredients was caffein. I don't know whatfor, but maybe
> > antibacterial?
> >
> > Loes
> >
> > Danny White wrote:
> >
> > > why would caffeine attack bacteria?
> > >
> > > "Justin Ketchum" <jesuslover134 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > > news:20000919154143.23950.qmail at web3206.mail.yahoo.com...
> > > > Hi... I'm doing a research project on Caffeine as a
> > > > DNA targeting antibioitc for Antibiotic Resistant
> > > > bacteria. I would like to know if anyone knows
> > > > anything about caffeine and it's effects on bacterial
> > > > chromosomes that might help me. Thank you. R.S.V.P ASAP!!!
> > > >
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