psa uwu

spermatheca:

transbacterium:

lovely-cybergender-princex:

psa!!

if you eat bread or support yeast-treated bread, you are destroying bacteriakin

Humans forget about how oppressive their ways are, since they have been indoctrinated since early in their lives by the multicellular eukaryarchy.
Open your eyes eukaryotes and be good allies!

yeast are fungi sweetie 

Indeed. But 10^6 would rather have an ignorant ally than an educated oppressor. Yeasts, despite being eukaryotic, are still oppressed on the basis of their unicellularity and useful metabolism

  • People: Like no offense to asexuals or anything but I'm afraid of new sexualities coming in and making the LGBTQIAP+ longer.
  • Asexual: Oh! Use MOGAI! It stands for Marginalized Orientations, Gender Alignments, and Intersex. It's more inclusive, sounds cute, and I don't think it'll get longer!
  • People: And now even aromantic people are trying to get in on this? Like "A is for asexuals and aromantics, not allies". Soon it'll have to be LGBTQIAAP+! Oh yeah. Forgot agender! AAAP.
  • Aromantic: We don't want to inconvenience you with our presence. That's why we already came up with a solution. Can you please switch to MOGAI?
  • People: If only there was a way that we could be inclusive and not have to say a mouthful....
  • Pansexual: *CHEERS MAKING LOUD NOISES* MOGAI!!!
  • Person: I guess we may never know....

You do realize that you are a human as well as the ones you say have so much privilege?

Anonymous

10^6 are transspecies and you are using your position of privilege to negate or experience.
Please go get gas gangrene.

thisisinnocentprivilege:

Nothing beats a nice book, cozying up to a fire and drinking some hot chocolate, watching someone burn alive in said fire. also, the hot chocolate is not hot chocolate.

Burning bodies is very problematic: Not only it sterilizes them, but also denies bacteria their most important energetic substrates that cause decomposition. If you burn bodies, you’re a bleachlord

23pairsofchromosomes:

Clostridium perfringens
So the bacteria that I am currently working with is called C.perfringens and is a common soil bacteria that is also found in association with mammals as a commensal and sometimes as a pathogen. There are five serotypes (A-E), each associated with a set of different diseases and target organism which is either a mammal or poultry. C.perfringens is capable of producing up to 16 different toxins, although these are rarely expressed all at once. It is a saprophyte, so decays dead matter - hence most of its toxins are hydrolytic enzymes. The most common diseases caused by C.perfringens is food poisoning and necrotic enteritis (chickens). 
It is also the fastest growing bacteria, with a doubling time of 10 minutes (E.coli’s doubling time is 20 minutes). It is an obligate anaerobe which makes it tricky to grow. I have to essentially streak it out onto TSC agar and then add a second layer of agar on top of that to create a highly anaerobic microenvironment. I also need to leave these microbes in an anaerobic chamber over night to completely remove any possible source of oxygen from their surroundings. 
The final thing I want to mention is the TSC media I use to grow them. This media contains a source of sulphite which C.perfringens is able to reduce which is what causes the bacteria to show up black on these plates. They are one of the few Clostridia that can reduce sulphite, so this media acts as a differential media for C.perfringens. 
Sam

SO. PRETTY. 

23pairsofchromosomes:

Clostridium perfringens

So the bacteria that I am currently working with is called C.perfringens and is a common soil bacteria that is also found in association with mammals as a commensal and sometimes as a pathogen. There are five serotypes (A-E), each associated with a set of different diseases and target organism which is either a mammal or poultry. C.perfringens is capable of producing up to 16 different toxins, although these are rarely expressed all at once. It is a saprophyte, so decays dead matter - hence most of its toxins are hydrolytic enzymes. The most common diseases caused by C.perfringens is food poisoning and necrotic enteritis (chickens). 

It is also the fastest growing bacteria, with a doubling time of 10 minutes (E.coli’s doubling time is 20 minutes). It is an obligate anaerobe which makes it tricky to grow. I have to essentially streak it out onto TSC agar and then add a second layer of agar on top of that to create a highly anaerobic microenvironment. I also need to leave these microbes in an anaerobic chamber over night to completely remove any possible source of oxygen from their surroundings. 

The final thing I want to mention is the TSC media I use to grow them. This media contains a source of sulphite which C.perfringens is able to reduce which is what causes the bacteria to show up black on these plates. They are one of the few Clostridia that can reduce sulphite, so this media acts as a differential media for C.perfringens. 

Sam

SO. PRETTY. 

fractionalrabbits:

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THEY USED TO GIVE ME BUBBLE GUM FLAVORED AMOXICILLIN CUZ I’M ALLERGIC TO PENICILLIN HAHAHAHAHAHAHA SUCCESS except if they fucked up i could literally die SO. there’s that.

YAY MEDICINE ALLERGIES tbh the only reason I know what amoxicillin is is because of the My Musical episode of Scrubs and the song “Friends Forever” Steph knows what I’m talking about.

Can you please tag the TW: antibiotics? 10^6 are now having an anxiety attack, after thinking that Tumblr was a space safe from hate speech!