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Daily Question # 423 December 19, 2009

Posted by Chandrakant in Uncategorized.
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Which  old  man  connects ?

A

B

C

Amoeba  Proteus ( A ) , Proteus  Vulgaris ( B )  and  Proteobacteria ( Eg. E.Coli – pic  C )  have  all  been  appropriately  named  after  Proteus , the  shape-shifting  Greek  sea-god . Proteus  is  also  known  as  ‘The  Old  Man  of  the  Sea’ .

Cracked  only  by  Balakrishnan  and  Arun . Take  a  bow , young  men !

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1. balakrishnan - December 19, 2009

Proteus??

2. Arun Hiregange - December 19, 2009

– Amoeba
– Peritrichous Flagella / bacteria
– E. Coli

Dunno. Theodore Escherich connects somehow?

3. anubhav bhattacharjee - December 19, 2009

Robert Koch

4. Rithwik - December 20, 2009

Third one is Ecoli named after its discoverer

Robert Koch became famous for isolating Bacillus anthracis (1877), the Tuberculosis bacillus (1882) and the Vibrio cholera (1883)

5. arun - December 20, 2009

Proteus – greek god and ‘old man of the sea’, who could assume many forms. Hence the shape shifting of amoebae, proteus baciili.

6. anil raghavan - December 20, 2009

methuselah


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