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A Micro-method for the Examination of the Biochemical Activities of Micro-organisms

Naturevolume 168pages425426 (1951) | Download Citation



THE large-scale screening of cultures of micro-organisms for biochemical activities is nowadays frequently designed to select organisms which are effective in submerged culture1. We have recently developed a technique for the examination of hundreds of cultures for their suitability for surface culture, with particular reference to enzyme formation.

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  1. 1

    Baker, P. B., Nature, 163, 732 (1949).

  2. 2

    Reid, W. W., Nature, 166, 569 (1950).

  3. 3

    Dingle, J., Reid, W. W., and Solomons, G. L. (in preparation).

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  1. Research Department, H. W. Carter and Co., Ltd., Coleford, Glos.

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