[Phosphatase and penicillinase activities as stable traits for the differentiation of the racial classification of Francisella tularensis].


In the causative agent of tularemia new markers correlating with different subspecies of this microbe have been detected. Thus, F. tularensis strains belonging to the American and Central Asian subspecies are characterized by phosphatase activity, which makes it possible to use the phosphatase test for their differentiation from the strains of the holarctic… (More)