Identification of Pseudomonas pyocyanea by the Oxidase Reaction

  title={Identification of Pseudomonas pyocyanea by the Oxidase Reaction},
  author={N Kovacs},
ALTHOUGH the identification of Pseudomonas pyocyanea is generally very simple, the diagnosis of ‘atypical’ strains may take several days, and, as Schaub and Foley1 stress, “its identification may present a problem”. Yow and Townsend2, in their study on the sensitivity of Ps. pyocyanea to various antibiotics, limit the scope of their examinations: “Because of the difficulty in positively identifying the non-pigment-producing strains of Pseudomonas, only those producing either pyocyanin… CONTINUE READING