Accession Number:

AD0422367

Title:

A SIMPLE AND SENSITIVE METHOD FOR DEMONSTRATING MERCAPTAN PRODUCTION BY MICROORGANISMS

Descriptive Note:

Technical manuscript

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A simple and sensitive test for demonstrating mercaptan formation by microorganisms has been described. A positive test for mercaptans is indicated by the formation of white vapors when a few drops of iodine-azide reagent 3 grams of sodium azide in 100 milliliters of 0.1N iodine is added to one or two milliliters of a broth culture. A positive reaction has been observed with several species of Pseudomonas, a species of Serratia, and a few lactose fermenting species.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE