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A non-starch-fermenting variant of Corynebacterium ulcerans
  1. W. H. H. Jebb,
  2. T. D. M. Martin
  1. Public Health Laboratory, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford
  2. Department of Pathology, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berks


    Recently a non-starch-fermenting strain of C. ulcerans was isolated and a strain which did not hydrolyse urea when first isolated has also been discovered. For full identification of C. ulcerans both intradermal and subcutaneous tests in guinea-pigs are required, and it is recommended that these tests should be carried out with all organisms which culturally and morphologically resemble diphtheria bacilli.

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