Moselio Schaechter

  • The purpose of this blog is to share my appreciation for the width and depth of the microbial activities on this planet. I will emphasize the unusual and the unexpected phenomena for which I have a special fascination... (more)

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Thanks to the creators of this blog and those who contribute. My question is ¿Does the response to temperature can be overlap o crosstalk with other response to environmental stimuli in bacteria? Thanks


Thanks to the creators of this blog and those who contribute. My question is ¿Does the response to temperature can be overlap o crosstalk with other response to environmental stimuli in bacteria? Thanks


Hello,Thank you so much for this blog. Your blog provided me with all the fascinating examples to make my lectures interesting . For a starting lecturer like me, your blog is a haven. your blog has smitten me since my first visit.

Torrent seasrch engine

Hi! Thank you ever so much for you blog. I have never been interested in such kind of stuff, but one day I had to write a report on the topic "The influence of the ecology on the human bodies". It was difficult for me to submit some true facts, so I decided to visit your site with hope to find an essential information for me. You really put some great suggestions on there and were very helpful!

Elio replies:
Delighted to hear it. We hope you visit us again.

Deepak Shah

My first visit to the blog and I could not move away; pity when I studied Microbiology (in 70s) there were no computers. Your Blog proves it is never too late to learn new things! My current job has taken me away from my daily meetings with microbes, so this blog should whet my apetite. I have made this as my home page. Thanks a lot for a fantastic creation and please keep up the good work.

Elio replies:
Such comments gladden our hearts. We work hard on the blog and are gratified to hear that it gets such a lovely reception. It spur us ot try to do even better. Many thanks.


This is my first visit - was looking for some good lecture points on gonococci - something a little more interesting than standard textbook stuff, and am simply amazed by this find! YOUR BLOG IS AWESOME! Keep up the good work. I liked it so much, I have added your blog to my list of favorites, hope it's fine! Thanks!

Elio says:
You couldn't be nicer! Thanks for the kind words and continue to visit.

Daniel DeRegner

I peruse Small Things Considered for items I can use in my Diagnostic Microbiology courses. I can usually find something, but many of the posts are beyond the level of my courses. I have the great fortune to be educating the future, entry level MTs and MLTs who will staff our clinical micro labs. My hope is that some of them will go on to earn advanced degrees in microbiology, but at this stage they may still struggle with remembering the basic biochemical ID of common organisms or what to look for in a routine sputum culture and what to do next. STC is great resource, nevertheless. Thanks for the effort of all those who post.

We are glad that you found merit in the blog. Our principal aim is to foster an appreciation of the wonders of the microbial world for one and all.

Dayhana rios

yo necesito saber porque hay organismos parecidos entre si y que tipo de respiracion tienen las baterias que se emplean para producir yogur,kumis y queso y a que se debe el sabor de estos productos
por favor contestenme rapido

TO ALL READERS: For non-Spanish speakers, the questioner asks if the bacteria that make yoghurt, kumis, and cheese, are similar, what respiration they carry out, and and what causes the flavor. Does anyone want to answer? I'd be glad to translate the answer into Spanish. Elio

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