Accession Number:

AD0698879

Title:

DIFFERENTIAL MEDIUM FOR ISOLATING THE PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS MICROBE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Report Date:

1969-12-15

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

A differential medium for identifying the pathogen of P. pseudotuberculosis was developed by seeding feces from patients with a Far Eastern scarlatina-like fever and other contaminated material. The colonies of the pseudotuberculosis germ are readily distinguished by a number of features from the other microbes. Proteus does not reproduce on this medium. The growth of the P. pseudotuberculosis germ on this medium was 25-30 greater than on Endo or Tumanskiys media or nutrient agar while erroneously transplanted cultures suspected of being the pseudotuberculosis microbe numbered 2 to 2 12 times less. The medium is simple to make, does not require strictly sterile conditions for pouring and can be kept for a week at 4 degrees. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE