A STUDY OF THE PROPERTIES OF PATHOGENIC STAPHLOCOCCI OF VARIOUS ORIGINS WHICH PRODUCE DELTA-TOXIN
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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The distribution of delta-toxin producers has been studied among 175 pathogenic staphylococcus strains, 86 produced delta-toxin delta-toxin alone in 12, and in combination with alpha-toxin in 74. Delta-toxin production was correlated with signs of staphylococcus pathogenicity. Strains producing delta- toxin were somewhat more resistant to antibiotics, but possessed lower dermonecrotic activity than alpha-toxin producers. Hemolytic titers of delta- toxin were established in relation to human erythrocytes, and its ability to lyse rabbit, sheep, horse, guinea pig, and monkey erythrocytes was demonstrated.