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E. coli. of fungus??
« on: 22/08/2007 15:38:49 »
Hi guys.. I was stuck at this question in my biology book. the question is that the E coli of fungi are:
a)Rust
b)Asperigillus
c)Penicillium
d)Yeasts

Lookin forward to your answers..


 

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« Reply #1 on: 22/08/2007 16:24:03 »
Is this homework you have been given - do you need to submit it to your teacher?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 22/08/2007 17:18:06 »
lol. does it seem to be a homework. it certainly is'nt.. i just wanted to know cause i dont know the answer. it's just for my knowledge
 

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« Reply #3 on: 22/08/2007 18:16:57 »
The more I look at the question, the more confused I become about it.

I first interpreted the question as to whether the four mentioned organisms are fungi, which they are; but it does not really seem to be the point of the question, so it is beginning to look ever more like a cryptic crossword clue.

What does it mean for a fungi to be an 'E.Coli'?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 22/08/2007 18:37:27 »
Georege, i agree this is quite baffeling.

Hamza, in what relaton is the question asked?

I am going to plump for yeast though as the answer, but only because e.coli and fungus may produce fermentation.

If the question was "E coli AND fungi are",then i think yeast could be the answer - what do you think george...anyone.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 22/08/2007 19:35:41 »
I guess they may be referring to the fact that a huge proportion of the work done on bacteria is done with just one type- e coli. In the same way I understand that most work done on fungi is done on yeasts. In effect the e coli and the yeasts are the "guinnea pigs" for their (Err, I am not sure of the word here it might be Kingdoms).

A biochemist friend of mine once commented that if you have the choice between investigating an effect in e coli or yeast don't chose the e coli because the yeast cultures smell better.
 

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