Need help finding bacteria that produce water soluble pigments

lamb L.A.M.Buisman at chello.nl
Fri Jun 29 13:31:02 EST 2001

Graham Shepherd wrote:

> Serratia marcescens (or whatever it's called these days) is pink; and of
> course there's the golden staphylococcus. Don't know if the pigments are
> water-soluble though.

No, not water-soluble.

> Alexander Fleming used to paint pictures on agar with
> different coloured species of bacteria.

Ah, the good old days .......
I used to have colleaugues who wrote nice coloured messages on agarplates to be
read in the morning.


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