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Bacterial Top Facts

15 Aug 2022

Microbial Top Facts: Aspergillus

2024-06-07T14:53:41+01:00August 15th, 2022|

What makes Aspergillus thrive? Aspergillus spp. are ubiquitous environmental moulds that grow and disperse microscopic spores (conidia) into the air in both long and short distances; when they encounter solid or liquid surfaces and the conditions are right, they are deposited and proceed to germinate.

22 Jun 2022

Microbial Top Facts: MRSA

2024-06-07T14:54:23+01:00June 22nd, 2022|

First observed in 1960, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a Gram-positive, multi-drug resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus. Whilst some MRSA infections are minor, some infections can be life-threatening.

13 Apr 2022

Microbial Top Facts: Salmonella

2024-06-12T11:49:43+01:00April 13th, 2022|

The beginning of April 2022 saw yet another Salmonella outbreak, this time across multiple countries, including the UK. To better understand what causes Salmonella, what makes it thrive and how to avoid it, in today’s ‘Microbial Top Facts’, our microbiologists discuss this particular bacterium.

17 Nov 2020

Microbial Top Facts: Pseudomonas aeruginosa

2023-02-23T17:18:20+00:00November 17th, 2020|

Continuing our blog series of microbial top facts, today we feature Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), a bacterium cultured frequently at our laboratory. It was discovered in 1882 by Carle Gessard through an experiment that identified this microbe by its water-soluble pigments that turned a blue-green when exposed to ultra-violet light.

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