Simple Method for Immediate Identification of Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis


A total of 47 Moraxella (Branhamella) catarrhalis strains, 89 strains of Neisseria spp., and 82 strains of miscellaneous bacteria and yeasts were studied by using a fluorogenic spot method which detects butyrate esterase. A positive butyrate esterase spot test correctly differentiated M. catarrhalis from Neisseria spp., which had a negative butyrate… (More)


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