Accuracies of Leuconostoc phenotypic identification: a comparison of API systems and conventional phenotypic assays

@article{Kulwichit2007AccuraciesOL,
  title={Accuracies of Leuconostoc phenotypic identification: a comparison of API systems and conventional phenotypic assays},
  author={Wanla Kulwichit and Sumanee Nilgate and Tanittha Chatsuwan and Sunisa Krajiw and Chudaachhara Unhasuta and Anan Chongthaleong},
  journal={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={69 - 69}
}
BACKGROUND Commercial diagnostics are commonly used to identify gram-positive bacteria. Errors have been reported mostly at the species level. We have found certain phenotypic criteria used in API systems which significantly misidentify Leuconostoc, an emerging human pathogen, at the genus level. We also attempt to find practical, conventional phenotypic assays for accurate identification of this group of bacteria. METHODS Clinical isolates of catalase-negative, gram-positive coccoid or… CONTINUE READING

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