>>Does anyone know what the basic differences between the
following bacteria are:
Salmonella typhimurium (SL),Escherichia coli (EC),Vibrio
cholerae (VC),Legionella pneumophila (LP),Haemophilus influenzae
(HI),Erwinia crysanthemi (ER),Azotobacter vinelandii
(AZ),Shigella flexneri (SH): where and how do they live, are they
>>anaerob, growth temp., gram +/-, how are they connected in a
Hi, Thomas, welcome to microbiology and the reds (gram-).
Information you need you may find in any basic textbook of
bacteriology available at your university library I suppose
(except for phylogenic tree which might be a little bit more
complicated) <g>. Ultimative information on habitat you may find
in Bergey´s manual (at your university library). What is the
purpose of your list which seems a little bit strange to a
medical microbiologist ?
SL,EC,SH (the latter two phylogenetic related) are
enterobacteriaceae. SL reside in the gastrointestinal tract of
e.g. mammals and may be found in sewage water as well, and
therefore in sea food and water birds. SH resides in human
intestinal tract only and may be spread by sewage water (and
faeces). EC is part of physiologic flora of the intestinal of
e.g. mammals and may also be found in sewage water.
Karlsruhe - Germany