Lecithinase from Bacillus anthracis.

  title={Lecithinase from Bacillus anthracis.},
  author={R D Costlow},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={76 3},
When Bacillus anthracis is grown in egg yolk medium, a reaction occurs which is presumably due to lecithinase (Colmer, 1948; McGaughey and Chu, 1948; Chu, 1949). In liquid egg yolk medium the lecithinase reaction is characterized by the formation of an opalescent suspension and flocculation of particles which rise to the top of the medium as a curd. A test such as this is usually referred to as the Nagler or lecithovitellin (LV) reaction (Macfarlane et al., 1941). The change in egg yolk broth… CONTINUE READING