In article <9mvm5.12261$Lv6.181291 at news2-win.server.ntlworld.com>,
dbond at idgplc.com says...
>> lamb <L.A.M.Buisman at cable.A2000.nl> wrote in message
> news:39984815.F3F933AB at cable.A2000.nl...> > annie_t at my-deja.com wrote:
> > > I can remember 1 fungus that sometimes contaminated our Hoyles plates
> > > that stank of garlic!
> > And I can remember learning that C. diphtheriae on Hoyle-tellurite agar
> > smells of garlic.
> > That fungus ........ No, I'll shut up.
> > Loes
>>> > Most organisms that grow on tellurite containing media that reduce
> tellurite produce a garlic-like odour.
>> Derek Law
>> Company Microbiologist
>>>Actually the garlic smell from fungi is caused by the methylation of
arsenic. Many fungi can do this - so don't smell your plates it can be a