No microbe for Wisconsin, but others?

The Wisconsin state Senate failed to act on a measure that would have made Lactococcus lactis the country’s first official state microbe.  Earlier this spring, the Wisconsin State Assembly approved a measure to recognize this “unsung hero” of the cheese-making industry.

A recent interview on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered suggests that other states might also consider designating an official microbe.  The blog Small Things Considered has some suggestions.

Find out more about the original measure on the Blotter.  NPR’s original report and follow-up broadcast can also be found on the Web.

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