The RMS Ttitanic was the largest liners ever built between 1911 and 1912; she was 269 meters long and 28 meters wide made of 1-inch-thick steel and iron. When the wreck was later discovered in 1985 on the ocean floor, it was able to shed light on the details of the sunken ship.
Today we are taking a closer look at Escherichia coli (E. coli). In hygiene-sensitive industries, testing for E. coli is considered a good indicator of poor or failed hygiene systems.
The genus Campylobacter contains motile, non-spore forming Gram-negative bacteria that typically appear comma- or s-shaped. Campylobacter contains 22 species among which Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli are the well-known species mainly responsible for gastroenteritis in humans.
Although recycling has been at an all-time push, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics continue to be extensively used in everyday products. However, a recent breakthrough to help with this issue comes from none other than the microbiology world!
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.
Klebsiella pneumoniae was originally known as Friedlander’s bacillus after German pathologist and microbiologist Carl Friedländer. He first described it as an encapsulated bacillus in 1882 when he isolated the bacterium from the lungs of people who died from pneumonia.