Technicon Autoanalysis of the Ninhydrin-positive Phospholipids of Lactobacillus casei


ANALYSIS of the phospholipids of Lactobacillus casei by thin-layer chromatography has revealed the presence of an unidentified ninhydrin-positive compound, accounting for 30 per cent of the total phospholipid phosphorus1. The identity of this substance and the presence of other ninhydrin-positive compounds have now been determined using a Technicon autoanalyser by the method of Gaby and McCurley2.

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THORNE, K., CONSTABLE, B. & DAY, K. Technicon Autoanalysis of the Ninhydrin-positive Phospholipids of Lactobacillus casei. Nature 206, 1156–1157 (1965).

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