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Frequency of staphylococcal lysozyme production tested by plate method
  1. J. Hawiger
  1. Department of Bacteriology, State Institute of Hygiene, Warsaw, Poland


    Lysozyme production is a frequent property of staphylococcal strains isolated from various sources; all 503 tested strains of Staphylococcus aureus and 13 out of 35 strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis produced an enzyme lysing Micrococcus lysodeikticus as tested by a modified plate method. Lysozyme production by staphylococci is more frequent than the production of free coagulase, clumping factor, staphylokinase, Tween 80 lipase, and HgCl2 resistance.

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    • 1 This study was supported by a grant CDC-LP-3 from the Communicable Diseases Center, U.S. Public Health Service.