Friday, June 03, 2011

Chimera, 350 BC, Apulia, Now at Le Louvre


DNA Sequence Yields Clues to Germany's 'Super Toxic' E. coli outbreak - ScienceInsider

Quick Reaction Post:

What are the chances that several strains of  Escherichia coli (a favorite bacteria used in genetic engineering)  could reassemble themselves taking the worst and most dangerous parts of their particular DNA to make a super deadly bacteria?

This one that is killing Germans has 93% of the DNA of a deadly Central African strain, which is amped up with DNA bits of several other distinct e. coli, then it has a dash of salmonella thrown in for fun. It has several bits to give resistance to antibiotics and it's dead bits become more lethal if it is somehow killed in its unfortunate host.

"The evolutionary process … of this very strange hybrid strain may be a very interesting scientific story," Yang wrote in his e-mail.-from ScienceInsider story linked above

It appears that this stuff was sprayed on produce deliberately. What murderous genii are at work in this world! A weird genetic chimera like this just doesn't become so widespread all by itself so quickly.

The source most likely is a government or a very well funded (read corporate)  private laboratory. This weaponized bacteria is the product of very sophisticated genetic processing, with implementation worthy of a Bond villain. Some flunky terrorist group or a forlorn nutty professor may be blamed for it eventually. But that story will be bullshit.

Spiegel On Line tells us that this chimera also contains markers for The Plague.
How can anyone believe this is a "natural" event.

On Tuesday, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that Karch had discovered that the O104:H4 bacteria responsible for the current outbreak is a so-called chimera that contains genetic materia from various E. coli bacteria. It also contains DNA sequences from plague bacteria, which makes it particularly pathogenic. There is no risk, however, that it could cause a form of plague, Karch emphasized in remarks to the newspaper.

Pravda has speculated that this form of e. coli has the ability to travel up the roots and into the flesh of the vegetable. If this is true then we are about to experience a huge culling of the herd. 
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