Studies on the effect of antibiotic substances on leptospires and their cultivation from material with a high bacterial count.

  • Arno Schönberg
  • Published 1981 in
    Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie. 1. Abt. Originale…


Leptospira species are difficult to isolate from sperm specimens because rapid growth of the contaminant flora will kill the pathogen. The resistance of 5 Leptospira strains to 5 different antibiotics was examined with a view to an inhibition of such contaminant growth. Neomycin (10, 20, 30 mg/l), vancomycin (5, 8, 10 mg/l), nalidixic acid (50, 75, 100 mg/l… (More)


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