Is Morgellons Disease originated from Ice?

Is Morgellons Disease originated from ICE?…Is Global Warming causing something in nature to happen, to change, letting other environmental contaminates to react, to mutate, go out of whack? Are the environmental contaminates the reason why our body functions are instable?, causing susceptibility to various pathogens?

According to another members post, I looked Geomycetes up and read that it lives in/under ice. As I was researching on this subject, I found interesting that this specific type of fungus, that infects bats is also found in Arctic permafrost soils, which led me to think about Global warming and it’s effects on nature possibly causing diseases in animals and humans of unknown cause.

As we all know, arctic ice and sediments reach the oceans causing ocean acidification… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_acidification/calcification... and over the atmosphere, the rivers and at the end of the cycle our water sources and soil.

Scientists and doctors who are investigating Morgellons Disease have reported, that there seems to be a connection between outbreaks of Morgellons Disease and living near the ocean resp. on the coast. FYI, I lived in Southern California, on the coast, 2 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The doctors I’m ‘working’ with, found that most profound.

Other environmental contaminates might also act as an ‘enhancing’ factor, causing this type of fungus to thrive and thus leading to an overgrowth.

Also a type of tree called Black Spuce… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Spruce.. is associated to thawing permafrost, thus IMO ‘picking’ up what ‘grows’ in frosty conditions.

I found it also quite astonishing that it’s also used in the paper manufacture, (…The wood is of low value due to the small size of the trees, but is used for pulp and paper making..CHEAP?) which leads us back to our research on paper and the possible connection in causing Morgellons Disease.

Many Morgellons sufferes have reported ‘twitching’ sensations while near electrical and electronic devices. Following information of a specific type of sediment/rock, resp. Meteorite from Mars found in the Antarctic might explain this phenomenon.

In the following information, you will also see the possible connection to the occurrence of the so called ‘black specks’. A main symptom of Morgellons Disease.

As I have stated before, I believe there is a strong connection to a dysfunctional hormone/endocrine system in people suffering from Morgellons Disease thus leading to an outbreak of the specific symptoms.

Current research has led to the theory that missing enzymes, such as Gluthiaone, Glutamic Acid are most common in Morgellons Disease sufferers. Adding specific enzymes and amino acids to their daily diet has shown beneficial effects thus leading to a decrease of symptomatic appearances.

Disruption of neurotransmitters such as Serotin and Dopamin could be the cause of neurological symptoms such as depression, anxiety, brain-fog etc. related to this disease.

Over exposure to heavy metals over environmental contamination and daily diet is another aspect to consider.

I personally hold the opinion that people who contract Morgellons Disease have a disturbance in their amounts of copper and iron. This in the other hand can lead to many health complications as metals interact with mineral balance and metabolism. Hydrogen Peroxide and an overload on iron for example, lead to a chemical reaction called Fenton’s reaction and the production of so called free radicals causing cell death resp. apoptosis.

Current reports of Morgellons Sufferers have unfortunately revealed, that Morgellons Disease might be a form of pre-cancer, as many have been diagnosed with various, in some cases even fatal, types of cancer.

Another aspect we should consider, is that a new form of bacteria was also found in Arctic ice.

Nanobes being a new, unknown life form, Scientists have not investigated it thoroughly yet. It remains unknown, if this new type of bacteria is the culprit of novel diseases.

For those, who are interested, I posted on this subject a while back.

http://lymebusters.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=rash&thread=12938&page=1

If you look and the pictures and compare them with Morg ‘specimens’, IMO they seem to have a strong resemblance.

Nanobacteria is another form of bacteria, IMO we should also include in our conclusions/theories of what is causing Morgellons Disease.

A special type of Sediment/rock resp.Meteorite particles from Mars have been found in Arctic Ice, which have the characteristic to be magnetic.

I thought about how we talk about being magnetic resp. show some sort of electric charging, how we react to electronic and electrical devices. It might also explain the ‘twitching’ many have reported AND the reason why we seem to ‘attract everything’.

I would like to show you, how I came to the above conclusions:

Geomycetes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomyces

Geomyces is a genus of filamentous fungus in the family Myxotrichaceae.

The Geomyces are keratinophilic fungi, able to degrade hairs and nails. They have been investigated for possible use in the biodecomposition of waste poultry feathers.

Known to be psychrotolerant and associated with Arctic permafrost soils

Studies suggest that one biochemical mechanism of low-temperature tolerance is achieved by altering the composition and total content of fatty-acids in their membrane, a phenomenon called Homeoviscous adaptation.

Homeoviscous adaptation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeoviscous_adaptation... * could this be the reason of our low body temperature?

Geomycetes feed off organic residues ubiquitously present on historical glass, such as dust or dead fungal and bacterial material…** environmental contamination?

A number of asterric acid derivatives, some with antibacterial or antifungal activity, have been isolated from an unidentified Geomyces isolate found in a soil sample from King George Island, Antarctica: ethyl asterrate, n-butyl asterrate, and geomycins A-C…* I think, Skytroll was talking about ethyl..ether?

Arctic permafrost
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permafrost

Permafrost or permafrost soil is soil at or below the freezing point of water (0 °C or 32 °F) for two or more years. Ice is not always present, as may be in the case of nonporous bedrock, but it frequently occurs and it may be in amounts exceeding the potential hydraulic saturation of the ground material. Most permafrost is located in high latitudes (i.e. land in close proximity to the North and South poles), but alpine permafrost may exist at high altitudes in much lower latitudes. Permafrost accounts for 0.022% of total water and exists in 24% of exposed land in the Northern Hemisphere.

The extent of permafrost can vary as the climate changes. Today, a considerable area of the Arctic is covered by permafrost (including discontinuous permafrost).

It is thought that permafrost thawing could exacerbate global warming by releasing methane and other hydrocarbons, which are powerful greenhouse gases.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Permafrost_NH.png

This will tell how Antarctic melting / permafrost affects the oceans:

Arctic methane release

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_methane_release

Arctic methane release is the release of methane from seas and soils in permafrost regions of the Arctic.

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Methane is itself a greenhouse gas…See also greenhouse gas….:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas…..

Greenhouse gases are gases in an atmosphere that absorb and emit radiation within the thermal infrared range.

This process is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect.

The main greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. Carbon monoxide has an indirect radiative effect by elevating concentrations of methane and tropospheric ozone through scavenging of atmospheric constituents (e.g., the hydroxyl radical, OH)

Please note: Hydroxyl radical…free radicals..apoptosis (cell death)..reaction with iron and copper…Fenton’s reaction.

Here is some ‘side-info’ on Global warming potential: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming_potential...

also note: Kyoto Protocol….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_protocol
btw..President Bush DID NOT sign this protocol. America is known to be the biggest air pollutant in the world and the main ‘culprit’ in causing Global warming!…Could this be the relationship to Morgellons Disease originated in America?

Back to Arctic Methane Release:

Large quantities of methane are stored in the Arctic in natural gas deposits, permafrost, and as submarine clathrates.

Permafrost and clathrates degrade on warming, thus large releases of methane from these sources may arise as a result of global warming. Other sources of methane include submarine taliks, river transport, ice complex retreat, submarine permafrost and decaying gas hydrate deposits.

The U.S. Climate Change Science Program released a report in late December 2008 estimating the gravity of the risk of clathrate destabilization, alongside three other credible abrupt climate change scenarios.

What is Clathrate?

A clathrate hydrate, in particular, is a special type of gas hydrate in which a lattice of water molecules encloses molecules of a trapped gas.

Large amounts of methane naturally frozen in this form have been discovered both in permafrost formations and under the ocean sea-bed. …http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_hydrate

Here is a picture of Clathrate Hydrate:

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Note it’s crystalline, hexagonal structures:

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Microscopic observations of skin samples taken from diverse Morgellons Sufferers have shown such crystalline, hexagonal shaped objects.

Researchers have begun to investigate silicon and germanium……http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanium….. clathrates for possible semiconducting and superconducting properties.

Germanium
Germanium is an important semiconductor material used in transistors and various other electronic devices.

Its major end uses are fiber-optic systems and infrared optics, but it is also used for polymerization catalysts, in electronics and in solar electric applications. Germanium is mined primarily from sphalerite, though it is also recovered from silver, lead, and copper ores. Some germanium compounds, such as germanium chloride and germane, can irritate the eyes, skin, lungs, and throat.

Clathrate Inclusion complexes are formed between cyclodextrins and ferrocene…..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrocene…..
Fe is iron!…In room temperature it forms orange-yellow crystals.

Morgellons Sufferers have often reported to be seeing ‘yellow goo’ emerging, oozing  from their lesions.

Clathrate complexes are various and include, for example, strong interaction via chemical bonds between host molecules and guest molecules, or guest molecules set in the geometrical space of host molecules by weak intermolecular force.

Typical examples of host-guest complexes are inclusion compounds…. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inclusion_compound…... and intercalation compounds.

A much studied host molecule is Dianin’s compound….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianin’s_compound….

This compound is a condensation isomer of bisphenol A….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A

Plastics have been in commerce for more than 50 years. It is used in the synthesis of polyesters, polysulfones, and polyether ketones, as an antioxidant in some plasticizers, and as a polymerization inhibitor in PVC…..

There is evidence that bisphenol A functions as a xenoestrogen by binding strongly to estrogen-related receptor.

***Please keep plastic in mind. Further information will show you why.

Dianin’s compound is a condensation isomer of acetone….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone...

Acetone is a good solvent for most plastics and synthetic fibres including those used in laboratory bottles made of polystyrene, polycarbonate and some types of polypropylene. It is ideal for thinning fiberglass resin, cleaning fiberglass tools and dissolving two-part epoxies and superglue before hardening. It is used as a volatile component of some paints and varnishes. As a heavy-duty degreaser, it is useful in the preparation of metal prior to painting; it also thins polyester resins, vinyl and adhesives.

Some automotive enthusiasts add acetone at around 1 part in 500 to their fuel, following claims of improvement in fuel economy and engine life…Atmosphere!!

At very high vapor concentrations, acetone is irritating and, like many other solvents, may depress the central nervous system.
It is a common building block in organic chemistry.

In addition to being manufactured, acetone also occurs naturally, even being biosynthesized in small amounts in the human body…

**what would happen in the body if we have too much Acetone production?.

Acetone over load leads to Oxidative decarboxylation…..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxidative_decarboxylation….http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyruvate_decarboxylation…Production of free radicals!

AND It leads to: Decarboxylation.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decarboxylation, which means it interacts with Enzymes!

Occasionally, catalysts such as higher boiling-point ketones or metals, mainly copper…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper... are used in this process to obtain better yields and/or reaction time. The addition of catalytic amounts of cyclohexenone has been reported to catalyze the decarboxylation of amino acids.

Common biosynthetic decarboxylations of amino acids to amines are:

tryptophan to tryptamine
phenylalanine to phenylethylamine
tyrosine to tyramine
histidine to histamine
serine to ethanolamine
glutamic acid to GABA
lysine to cadaverine
arginine to agmatine
ornithine to putrescine

5-HTP to serotonin
L-DOPA to dopamine..Both very important neuro transmitters!

In beverages stored for long periods, very small amounts of benzene may form from benzoic acid by decarboxylation catalyzed by the presence of vitamin C.

Benzene leads us back to TEG. TEG is a form of ethylene glycol. This is used to clean machines used for the production of Liquid Polymer. It is stated, that the occurrence of ‘black specks’, within this process is common. Liquid Polymer is also used in the food packaging manufacture.

Previous research, based on an observation our fellow researcher has made while rubbing meat with oil, and the occurrence of ‘black specks’ has lead to the theory, that these could be related to Cottonseed, fed to animals. Cottonseed, if not prepared properly, is toxic! We assume, that contaminated meat, milk and milk products also pertain to Morgellons Disease and the appearance of the ‘black specks’.

For further information on this subject: http://lymebusters.proboards.com/index.c….437&page=1

Magnetic Sediment/rock – Meteorite from Mars found in the Antarctica

http://www.oarval.org/MarsLife.htm

About 15 million years ago, a major asteroid impact on Mars threw ALH84001 into space, where it eventually fell onto an ice field in Antarctica about 13,000 years ago.

The Allan Hills meteorite from Mars is peppered with tiny magnetic crystals that on our planet are made only by bacteria.

A transmission electron microscope (TEM) image of magnetite crystals from the meteorite. The arrows indicate various shapes of crystals.

The case for ancient life on Mars looks better than ever after scientists announced in December 13 ’00 that they have discovered magnetic crystals inside a Martian meteorite — crystals that, here on Earth, are produced only by microscopic life forms.

The magnetic compound, called magnetite, Fe3O4, is common enough on our planet. It is present, for example, in household video and audio tapes. But only certain types of Terrestrial bacteria, which can assemble the crystals atom by atom, produce magnetite structures that are chemically pure and free from defects.

Scientists studying the Allan Hills meteorite, a 4-billion-year-old rock from Mars that landed in Antarctica about 13,000 years ago, found just such crystals deep inside the space rock.

Magnetite
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetite

Magnetite is a ferrimagnetic mineral with chemical formula Fe3O4, one of several iron oxides and a member of the spinel group. The chemical IUPAC name is iron(II,III) oxide and the common chemical name ferrous-ferric oxide.

Magnetite is the most magnetic of all the naturally occurring minerals on Earth. Magnetite is sometimes found in large quantities in beach sand.

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My partner Kammy has shown us many microscopic pictures of such crystalline, hexagonal shapes from taken skin samples of other Morgellons Sufferers . As to describe them, she called them ‘space ships’.

Magneto tactic Bacteria

Magneto tactic (magnetite-producing) bacteria are able to make such precise crystals because they control the construction of the crystal at an atomic level.

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One example of a magneto tactic bacterium. Note the line of slightly elongated magnetite crystals down the bacterium’s center. Image courtesy of Dr. Dennis Bazylinski of Iowa State University.

"The magnetites are grown atom by atom inside the bacteria. The bacteria form a little membrane around the crystal that controls the growth of the magnetite, and then they pump iron atoms into that membrane and form these crystals (which consist of iron and oxygen atoms). By carefully controlling crystal growth with the membrane, the bacteria keep the crystals from growing in one direction and allow them to grow in another", Gibson said.

The direction in which the bacteria elongate the crystals maximizes the magnetic strength of the magnetite.

The bacteria, which are mostly from the Magnetospirillum genus, then line up several of these crystals to collectively act as a bar magnet, which allows the bacteria to align itself with Earth’s magnetic field.

Magnetospirillum genus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetospirillum

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Magnetospirillum (Magnetospirillum magneto tacticum) is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic magneto tactic bacterium, first isolated from pond water..
It is characterized by a spirillar, or helical, morphology. It is also a motile bacterium owing to the presence of flagella.

The typical habitat of Magnetospirillum consists of shallow fresh water and sediments, characterized by low concentrations of oxygen for growth.

Probably the most peculiar characteristic of Magnetospirillum is its capacity to orient itself according to Earth’s magnetic field, an ability which has been named magnetotaxis. Magnetotaxis describes an ability to sense a magnetic field and coordinate movement in response.

This is achieved through the presence into the bacterium’s cytoplasm of special organelles called magnetosomes. Magnetosome chains are membranous prokaryotic organelles present in magnetotactic bacteria. They contain 15 to 20 magnetite crystals that together act like a compass needle to orient magnetotactic bacteria in geomagnetic fields, thereby simplifying their search for their preferred microaerophilic environments.

Each magnetite crystal within a magnetosome is surrounded by a lipid bilayer, and specific soluble and transmembrane proteins are sorted to the membrane. Recent research has shown that magnetosomes are invaginations of the inner membrane and not freestanding vesicles. Magnetite-bearing magnetosomes have also been found in eukaryotic magnetotactic algae, with each cell containing several thousand crystals.

There are also examples of magnetotactic bacteria that contain hundreds of magnetosomes, many more than required for orientation.

One large, rod-shaped organism, Magnetobacterium bavaricum, contains up to 1000 bulletshaped magnetosomes arranged in several chains traversing the cell. Some bacteria have magnetosomes that are not arranged in chains, but are clustered on one side of the cell. In such an arrangement, the shape anisotropy of each crystal provides the stability against remagnetization, rather than the overall shape anisotropy in the magnetosome chain arrangement. These non-ideal arrangements may be pointing to additional, currently unknown functions of magnetosomes, possibly related to metabolism.

Microbial life in ice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctica

Antarctica is home to more than 70 lakes that lie at the base of the continental ice sheet.
Lake Vostok, discovered beneath Russia’s Vostok Station in 1996, is the largest of these subglacial lakes.
There is some evidence, in the form of ice cores drilled to about 400 m (1,300 ft) above the water line, that Lake Vostok’s waters may contain microbial life.

Ancient Antarctic Microbes Revived in Lab
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/08/ancient-antarct.html

Microbes locked in Antarctic ice have been "resuscitated" in a laboratory as researchers melted five samples of ice from the debris-covered glaciers of Antarctica which range in age from 100,000 years to eight million years.

The researchers took five samples that were between 100,000 and eight million years old and were able to extract DNA and microbes from them. More organisms were found in the young samples than in the old.

Given nutrients and warmth, the ice melted and the microbes resumed their activity – although younger microorganisms grew more successfully than the older ones.

The DNA microorganisms in this old ice had been severely damaged by long exposure to cosmic radiation. This radiation is stronger at the poles, where the Earth’s protective magnetic field is weakest.

The findings raise the possibility that ancient microbes, long frozen in ice, will return to life as climate change causes the glaciers to melt, flushing their genetic material into the oceans.

Kay Bidle of Rutgers University, and her colleagues extracted bacteria from ice found between three and five meters beneath the surface of a glacier in the Beacon and Mullins valleys of Antarctica.

"The ice sheets are continually undergoing accumulation, so they are flowing outward and the ice is lost through sublimation or calving into the ocean"

Picture of Ancient Bacteria:

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Nanobes in ice
http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Nanobe

Nanobes are tiny filamental structures first found in some rocks and sediments. Some hypothesize that they are the smallest form of life, ten times smaller than the smallest known bacteria.

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They are similar to the life-like structures found in ALH84001, the famous Mars meteorite from the Antarctic.

Some researchers believe nanobe-like organisms might be implicated in a number of diseases.

It is a living organism (contains DNA or some analogue, and reproduces).

Has a morphology similar to Actinomycetes and Fungi.

Nanobes are 20 nm in length which biological conventional wisdom assumes is too small to contain the basic elements for an organism to exist (DNA, plasmids, etc.), suggesting that they may reproduce via some unconventional means, like RNA instead of DNA.

The Martian meteorite ALH84001, discovered in 1996 in the Antarctic, contained similar tubular structures which some astrobiologists suggest could be proof of life at an earlier time on Mars.

And, to come back to why to keep plastic in mind: Nanobes feed on plastic!

Nanobacterium
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanobacterium

Originally based on observed nano-scale structures in geological formations (including some meteorites), the status of nanobacteria is controversial: some researchers suggest they are a new class of living organisms.

Nanobacterium sanguineum is a small, slowly growing bacterium that can be cultured from human blood, kidney stones, and calcific vascular wall plaque.

An isolated Nanobacterium in cell culture demonstrates a round to D-shaped configuration, termed coccoid by microbiologists.

Initially 20 nm is size, it is seen to “grow” in mammalian culture media, related to the elaboration of a goey biofilm

Over time, the biofilm hardens to cover the Nanobacterium like an “igloo”.

This picture shows a cross-section through a mature, isolated Nanobacterium; the spicules surrounding the cell body are composed of carbonate appetite, the principle form in which abnormal, extra-skeletal calcium is found in humans.

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Isolated Nanobacteria tend to coalesce, merging their biofilms to form a common shelter, which protects the Nanobacteria from predators such as heat, radiation, the immune system, and most antibiotics.

Nanoarchaeum equitans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanoarchaeum_equitans

Since it grows in temperatures approaching boiling, it is considered to be a thermophile.

Nanoarchaeum appears to be an obligatory symbiont on the archaeon Ignicoccus; it must be in contact with the host organism to survive.

Nanoarchaeum is peculiar in that its 16S RNA sequence is undetectable by the most common methods.

Its cells are only 400 nm in diameter, making it the next smallest known living organism, excepting possibly nanobacteria and nanobes.

Nanoarchaeum cannot synthesize most nucleotides, amino acids, lipids, and cofactors.

The cell most likely obtains these biomolecules from Ignicoccus.

However, unlike many parasitic microbes, Nanoarchaeum has many DNA repair enzymes, as well as everything necessary to carry out DNA replication, transcription, and translation.

I found this quite interesting:

It does have five subunits of an ATP synthase as well as pathways for oxidative deamination.

Spontaneous deamination is the hydrolysis reaction of cytosine into uracil, releasing ammonia in the process.

Oxidative deamination

Oxidative deamination is a form of deamination that generates oxoacids in the liver.

The presence of nitrous acid can cause transition mutations, by converting cytosine to uracil.

I wrote a blog article on Uracil a while back. https://morgellons2.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/urasil-source-of-morgellons-fibers/

In caryoplasm, cytoplasm, intercellular tissue, artery, blood or in organs and tissues it takes various forms and shows miscellaneous developments.

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Cellulose making process of uracil base started at the level of molecule, micro fibril, misel and/or fibril, causes the changing of the relationship of the cells with all tissues, organs and systems and the ageing of the system, by escaping the control of the organism’s defence mechanism and by negatively affecting the functions of the cells related to the production of enzymes, hormones, secretes and neuro-secretions etc.

Glutamate is the only amino acid that undergoes rapid oxidative deamination.

This process leads to 2 toxic products:
Hydrogen Peroxide
Ammonia

Morgellons Sufferers seem to have high amounts of Ammonia in their blood, mostly noticed by the smell while urinating.

Hydrogen Peroxide = Fenton’s reaction.

https://morgellons2.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/hormones-mineral-imbalance-susceptibility-for-morgellons-disease/

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Urasil is related to many diseases such as BSE, Cancer and Alzheimer.

Currently I’m studying the aspects of Cryptic Pathogenesis as I believe this is what happened in nature to cause infectious diseases in mankind originated from animal- and plant pathogens.

Cryptic pathogenesis

An alternative explanation for virulence in microbes acquired from the environment is cryptic pathogenesis, whereby such microbes have animal hosts that are yet to be discovered.

In such a scenario, some fraction of the microbial population is always cycling through an animal host, and consequently, attributes for persisting in animal hosts are maintained through selection.

The finding that land and marine mammals in areas where Coccidioides immitis is endemic are sometimes found to be infected with this fungus is consistent with a cryptic-pathogenesis explanation.

Although the possibility of cryptic pathogenesis cannot be excluded for any environmentally acquired microbe, since this would involve proving a negative, there is experimental evidence against an absolute need for animal passage in the maintenance of virulence.

Avirulent strains of C. neoformans and H. capsulatum can be restored to virulence through passage in the amoeboid hosts Dictyostelium and Acanthamoeba castellanii, respectively.

So, this means that certain avirulent strains of fungus can become infectious when in ‘contact or encased’ within Dictyostelium and/or Achanthamoeba?

If this can happen with these two types of fungus, then I believe it probably can with other types too.

Accidental Virulence, Cryptic Pathogenesis, Martians, Lost Hosts, and the Pathogenicity of Environmental Microbes

Population genetics of the frog-killing fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Global amphibian decline by chytridiomycosis is a major environmental disaster that has been attributed to either recent fungal spread or environmental change that promotes disease.

Here, we present a population genetic comparison of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis isolates from an intensively studied region of frog decline, the Sierra Nevada of California.

In support of a novel pathogen, we find low diversity, no amphibian-host specificity, little correlation between fungal genotype and geography, local frog extirpation by a single fungal genotype, and evidence of human-assisted fungus migration.

In support of endemism, at a local scale, we find some diverse, recombining populations.

Recombination raises the possibility of resistant sporangia and a mechanism for rapid spread as well as persistence that could greatly complicate global control of the pathogen.

Histoplasma capsulatum

This anamorphic fungus has a known sexual teleomorph that carries the name Ajellomyces capsulatus.

However, a disseminated and potentially fatal picture is seen among immunosuppressed individuals, children less than 2 years old, elderly persons, and people exposed to very large inoculum.

Since the advent of the HIV epidemic, histoplasmosis has reemerged to become one of the most frequent opportunistic diseases in those areas of the world endemic for this soil-based fungus.

The infection is acquired through inhalation of Histoplasma capsulatum microconidia.

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The lungs are thus the most frequently affected site and chronic pulmonary disease may occur.

All stages of this disease may mimic tuberculosis.

Histoplasmosis may coexist with actinomycosis, other mycoses, sarcoidosis, or tuberculosis.

Histoplasma capsulatum…This anamorphic fungus has a known sexual teleomorph that carries the name Ajellomyces capsulatus.

This fungus is infecting the bats:

Ajellomyces capsulatus

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Ajellomyces capsulatus causes the infectious disease histoplasmosis.

The fungi releases small spores called conidia that can be inhaled and infect the lungs.

The symptoms are often mild but can be severe producing illness similar to tuberculosis.

The disease may also affect other parts of the body, such as the skin or eyes.

The fungus is generally found living on bird or bat droppings.

It appears to thrive in nitrogen rich soil and rotting wood.

The very closely related fungus, Ajellomyces dermatidis, causes the disease blastomycosis.

The symptoms of the disease are very similar to those found in regards to histoplasmosis.

It is generally found in areas with high humidity and near a water source, but there is little known about its natural history.

Generally the only time that we hear of the fungus being mentioned is when we hear of dogs, cats or people becoming infected.

 

Is Global Warming and Cryptic Pathogenisis causing something in nature to happen, to change, to mutate, go out of whack? letting toxic environmental contaminates react adversely, causing Morgellons Disease?

Are environmental contaminates the reason why our body functions are instable?, due to life time exposure, causing susceptibility to various other pathogens? such as fungi, parasites and other infectious bacteria?

And what about Nanobes? This novel bacteria, is it also implicated? Has this novel bacteria reacted to environmental toxins in water sources, air and soil, or some how compound, causing an unknown affliction?

A type of infection, a disease, the cause, still unknown to the scientific and medical community? The scientific community is to date not sure what exactly is the culprit causing these diseases in mankind and nature resp. animals and plants. I also believe that there is a connection to Sudden Oak Death and other obscure new emerging plant diseases.

Is the above information parts of the mysterious puzzle? – causing Morgellons Disease? and what is causing the bee’s, the bats and the frogs to become ill due to an unknown originated reason?

I’m stating: YES! What do you think?

 

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_acidification/calcification

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Spruce

http://lymebusters.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=rash&thread=12938&page=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomyces

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homeoviscous_adaptation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permafrost

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_methane_release

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenhouse_gas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming_potential

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_protocol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clathrate_hydrate

http://www.newtypeenergy.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanium

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrocene

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianin’s_compound

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetone

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyruvate_decarboxylation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decarboxylation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetite

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetospirillum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antarctica

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/08/ancient-antarct.html

http://www.statemaster.com/encyclopedia/Nanobe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanobacterium

http://ec.asm.org/cgi/content/full/6/12/2169?

http://www.doctorfungus.org/Mycoses/human/histo/histoplamosis_c.htm

~ by k&k on March 26, 2010.

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