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Rapid identification of pathogenic species of Neisseria by carbohydrate degradation tests. Importance of glucose in media used for preparation of inocula.
  1. J W Tapsall,
  2. J K Cheng


    Pathogenic species of Neisseria were identified more readily by carbohydrate degradation tests when 0.5% glucose was used in media from which inocula for the test were obtained. This improved the performance of both non-growth and growth-dependent methods for these tests. One of the three techniques used a non-nutrient buffered salt solution and depended on the presence of preformed enzymes. This test was more accurate and rapid than the two growth-dependent techniques.

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