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Description of a polyvalent conjugate and a new serogroup of Bacteroides melaninogenicus by fluorescent antibody staining.

Description of a polyvalent conjugate and a new serogroup of Bacteroides melaninogenicus by fluorescent antibody staining.

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Description of a polyvalent conjugate and a new serogroup of Bacteroides melaninogenicus by fluorescent antibody staining. D W Lambe Jr and R C Jerris ABSTRACT A polyvalent conjugate (fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled antibody reagent) containing serogroups A, B, and C conjugates was prepared. This polyvalent conjugate gave a positive fluorescent antibody (FA) stain with 49 stains of Bacteroides melaninogenicus representing serogroups A, B, and C. When additional strains (92 strains) of the three subspecies of B. melaninogenicus were examined by the FA stain, with A, B, and C, and polyvalent conjugates, nine strains of B. melaninogenicus subsp. intermedius failed to give a positive stain with any conjugate. Therefore, an FA conjugate was prepared with the antiserum to one of these strains (532-70A); all nine strains stained positively with this conjugate. These nine strains were biochemically characteristic of B. melaninogenicus subsp. intermedius; thus, these strains were designated as a new serogroup, serogroup C-1. A new polyvalent conjugate containing serogroups A, B, C, and C-1 was prepared. This polyvalent conjugate stained positively with 23 representative strains from serogroups A, B, C, and C-1. The new conjugates failed to stain positively with other anaerobes and aerobes tested. The four individual conjugates, as well as the polyvalent conjugate, may be used for a more rapid identification of B. melaninogenicus than is possible by biochemical testing. CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Facebook Google+ Mendeley Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter What's this? « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article J. Clin. Microbiol. May 1976 vol. 3 no. 5 506-512 » Abstract PDF Classifications Research Article Services Email this article to a colleague Similar articles in ASM journals Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Similar articles in this journal Similar articles in Web of Science Similar articles in PubMed Alert me to new issues of JCM Download to citation manager Reprints and Permissions Copyright Information Books from ASM Press MicrobeWorld Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by Lambe, D. W. Articles by Jerris, R. C. Search for related content PubMed PubMed citation Articles by Lambe, D. W. Articles by Jerris, R. C. Related Content Load related web page information Social Bookmarking CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Facebook Google+ Mendeley Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter What's this? current issue December 2011, volume 49, issue 12 Alert me to new issues of JCM About JCM Subscribers Authors Reviewers Advertisers Inquiries from the Press Permissions & Commercial Reprints ASM Journals Public Access Policy JCM RSS Feeds 1752 N Street N.W. • Washington DC 20036 202.737.3600 • 202.942.9355 fax • journals@asmusa.org Print ISSN: 0095-1137 Online ISSN: 1098-660X Copyright © 2011 by the American Society for Microbiology. For an alternate route to JCM .asm.org, visit: http://intl- JCM .asm.org | More Info» var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-5821458-10"); pageTracker._trackPageview();
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