A Comparison of Pathogenicity Tests for Staphylococci


in differentiating pathogenic strains was introduced by Gordon in 1903. But, as Blair1 pointed out in his review, " an appreciable proportion of non-pathogenic staphylococci, varying from 11 to 55 per cent., has been reputed also to ferment mannitol, rendering this test less specific." Christie and Keogh 2 recommended the use of trehalose and mannose as a… (More)


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