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Events associated with Development of Lipid Plaques on Plasma Agar

Naturevolume 199pages510511 (1963) | Download Citation

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IN a previous paper1 we have reported that many strains of Staphylococcus aureus elaborate a diffusible extracellular lipolytic substance that produces visible lipid plaques on plasma agar, often in large amounts.

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    Weld, J. T., Kean, B. H., and O'Leary, W. M., Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. (1963).

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  1. Departments of Public Health and Microbiology, Cornell University Medical College, New York

    • JULIA T. WELD
    •  & WILLIAM M. O'LEARY

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