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Immunodiffusion studies of some Nocardia strains.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6798166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-three strains of Nocardia, one of Actinomadura and two of Nocardiopsis were studied using the comparative immunodiffusion technique. Three reference precipitation systems were employed: one represented Nocardia asteroides N10, one N. asteroides ATCC 19247, and one N. otitidis-caviarum ATCC 14629. One tight cluster was formed by the N. otitidis-caviarum strains and another tight cluster was formed by some of the N. asteroides strains studied. However, other strains of N. asteroides were distinct from the latter cluster. Furthermore, N. asteroides ATCC 19247, which is the type strain, differed from most ot the N. asteroides strains tested. Strains of the species N. asteroides, N. brasiliensis, N. farcinica and N. otitidis-caviarum were found to be closely related, while N. amarae strains differed slightly from this group. The strains referred to Actinomadura and Nocardiopsis were clearly distinct from the three Nocardia reference strains; nevertheless, three antigens common to these genera were revealed.
M Ridell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of general microbiology     Volume:  123     ISSN:  0022-1287     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gen. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-03-13     Completed Date:  1982-03-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375371     Medline TA:  J Gen Microbiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antigens, Bacterial / classification
Nocardia / classification*,  immunology
Nocardia asteroides / classification,  immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, Bacterial

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