Further characterization of the agent causing coryza in turkeys.

  title={Further characterization of the agent causing coryza in turkeys.},
  author={Mark W. Jackwood and Yehia Mo Saif and P. D. Moorhead and Richard Dearth},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  volume={29 3},
A total of 128 isolates of Alcaligenes faecalis, from the respiratory tract of turkeys and chickens, were identified and divided into two types designated type I and type II. Type I isolates were pathogenic in poults, hemagglutinated guinea pig red blood cells (RBCs), and did not grow on minimal essential medium (MEM) agar, and most did not grow in 6.5% NaCl broth. Type II isolates were nonpathogenic and nonhemagglutinating and grew on MEM agar, and most grew in 6.5% NaCl broth… CONTINUE READING

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