Characterization and identification of gram-negative, nonfermentative bacteria.

  title={Characterization and identification of gram-negative, nonfermentative bacteria.},
  author={T R Oberhofer and J W Rowen and G F Cunningham},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={5 2},
The morphological and physiological characteristics of 593 strains of nonfermentative, gram-negative bacteria are described. A battery of 46 tests was used to identify and differentiate strains representing 8 genera and 31 species of named and group-designated bacteria. Seven selected amides and organic salts were closely examined to determine their usefulness, individually or as a battery, in characterizing and identifying the organisms. Of these, allantoin and acetamide showed the most… CONTINUE READING