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Bacteria Lactose Fermentation Bacteria Mnemonic

may be missing some but i thought this one was good...enjoy

Non-Lactose Fermenters:
"If you dont lac-toes you can work as a Sneaky SPY"
Salmonella
Shigella
Proteus
Yersinia

Fast Lactose Fermenters:
"If you lac-toes at least you have a KnEE"
Klebsiella Pneu
Ecoli
Enterobacter Cloacae

Slow Lactose Fermenters:
"Lac-toes or not, one should move slow in a Serene City"
Serratia marcescens
Citrobacter
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updated to include Vibrio


"If you dont lac-toes you can work as a Very Sneaky SPY"
Vibrio
Salmonella
Shigella
Proteus
Yersinia
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Thanks. These are great! In the non-lactose fermenters, you should have P stand for both proteus and Pseudomonas. Pseudomonas is pretty important.
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Thanks for sharing .......nice view.
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Thanks these are great
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thanks this is pretty cool
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Thanks that was very good.
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