Judy/Bob Dilworth dilworth at megsinet.net
Sat Jun 12 22:26:32 EST 1999

Proteus mirabilis, Bacteroides fragilis, and Bacteroides melanogenicus
are right up there in the nasty olfactory category, also.  I had a
specimen from a "scrotal abscess" (no further comment) that grew the
latter, and when I brought the plates out of the anaerobe chamber to
discard them - well - it was NASTY (it also grew Proteus mirabilis and
the combination was overwhelming).

Any other nominations?

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)

Yersinia wrote:
> Scott Shanks writes,
> <I know that a pichia pasturis strain has been used in our lab .......
> Oh one final thing ..beware of the smell! These things are terible,
> generally worse when they are killed!!?>
> The most evil smelling microorganism I've encountered thus far is
> Clostridium sporogenes. I use this as my olfactory reference standard.
> How does this Pichia pasturis yeast compare to that?
> Infectionately,
> Yersinia.

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