Vancomycin susceptibility as an aid to the identification of lactobacilli

  title={Vancomycin susceptibility as an aid to the identification of lactobacilli},
  author={Hamilton‐Miller and Shah},
  journal={Letters in Applied Microbiology},
Forty strains of lactobacilli isolated from probiotic supplements or functional foods, and two clinical isolates, have been identified by API 50 CHL and tested for susceptibility to vancomycin. All the Lactobacillus acidophilus (16) and Lact. delbreuckii (two) strains were sensitive to vancomycin, while all the other strains (mainly Lact. rhamnosus, 15) were resistant. Susceptibility to other antibiotics was not species‐specific. Differential susceptibility to vancomycin may be helpful in… 
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