Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Music about E. coli

I usually say, in a funny way, that Escherichia coli is one of the biochemists best friends, due to its widely used in the investigation labs. Dr. Ahern ( has decided to dedicate it a song, based on the Christmas music Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

The E. coli Song

Instructor sings
E. coli's very simple
That's the way the story goes
But if you worked around it
You would probably hold your nose

Most of the other cell types
Have a mitochondrion
They use to make triphosphates
By phos-phor-y-la-she-un

Everyone sings
When there is no oxygen
Coli's got it made
Glucose breakdown products all
Wind up making ethanol

Instructor sings
Then all the cells around it
Shout E. coli's name with glee
“You make us feel light-headed”
“When you act fermentally”

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