The enterotube system in the identification of Enterobacteriaceae and Yersinia

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dc.contributor.author Finlayson M.H.
dc.contributor.author Gibbs B.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-18T14:57:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-18T14:57:57Z
dc.date.issued 1974
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/7766
dc.description Article
dc.description.abstract A trial of the Enterotube system for the identification of Enterobacteriaceae and a comparison with the methods at present in use in the Tygerberg Hospital Laboratory, were carried out. One hundred cultures belonging to the family Enterobacteriaceae including E. coli, P. mirabilis, P. vulgaris, P. morgani, P. rettgeri, Providencia, Edwardsiella, Shigella, Klebsiella, Enterobacter, Serratis, Salmonella, Citrobacter and Arizona were tested with conventional procedures and also with the Enterotube. The organisms within 24 hours after isolation, were used. Three of the cultures examined were not identified by the Enterotube technique when their identity was established by routine conventional methods. These were non urease producing non motile organisms which may have been members of the tribe Klebsiellae. Good agreement was therefore observed in 97% of the cultures when the Enterotube was used compared with the conventional technique. Three cultures of Y. enterocolitica and two of Y. pseudotuberculosis were identified by the Enterotube.
dc.subject corynebacterium
dc.subject enterobacteriaceae
dc.subject in vitro study
dc.subject yersinia enterocolitica
dc.subject Agar
dc.subject Bacteriological Techniques
dc.subject Citrates
dc.subject Comparative Study
dc.subject Culture Media
dc.subject Enterobacteriaceae
dc.subject Galactitol
dc.subject Glucose
dc.subject Hydrogen Sulfide
dc.subject Indoles
dc.subject Lactose
dc.subject Lysine
dc.subject Pasteurella
dc.subject Phenylalanine
dc.subject Urea
dc.title The enterotube system in the identification of Enterobacteriaceae and Yersinia
dc.type Article


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