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Cultural Characteristics

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Disease relevance of Cultural Characteristics

  • Our isolates differed from the mammalian D. congolensis isolates in a number of cultural characteristics, including faster growth at 27 degrees C than at 37 degrees C, formation of two hemolysis zones around colonies on blood agar at 37 degrees C in the presence of 10% CO2, poor motility, and production of a distinctive odor [1].

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Associations of Cultural Characteristics with chemical compounds

  • Although, during the experiments, the variants occurred as concerns the morphological and cultural characteristics, sugar fermentation, sugar and nitrate assimilation, germ tube formation did not undergo any modifications [7].
  • The most useful cultural characteristics to dfferentiate the two species were growth on the sulphonamide containing MC-agar and 7.5% bile blood agar by Strep. milleri and production of hydrogen peroxide by Strep. mitior [8].
  • The presence of special cultural characteristics (symplasmata and biconvex bodies) was also recorded and was found to be unrelated to formation of gas from glucose [9].
  • Initially they were identified as group A streptococci on the basis of cultural characteristics, bacitracin sensitivity and fluorescent staining with an anti-group A conjugate [10].


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