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Routine test for in vitro differentiation of pathogenic and apathogenic Listeria monocytogenes strains

Skalka, B.; Smola, J.; Elischerová, K.

Journal of Clinical Microbiology 15(3): 503-507

1982


ISSN/ISBN: 0095-1137
PMID: 6804488
Accession: 006357866

The exosubstance of Rhodococcus equi in a prepurified form strongly enhanced the hemolytic effect of certain strains of Listeria monocytogenes. The strains which produced positive synergic hemolysis with this exosubstance were also pathogenic for guinea pigs and white mice. The other strains, which remained nonhemolytic in the presence of the R. equi. exosubstance, were apathogenic for those animals. A routine test was devised for the in vitro determination of the pathogenicity of L. monocytogenes strains.

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