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J Clin Pathol. Jan 1980; 33(1): 47–52.
PMCID: PMC1145980

A shortened scheme for the identification of indifferent streptococci.


A shortened biochemical scheme was devised for the reliable identification of the 'viridans' streptococci. It compared favourably with the classical identification system of Colman and could be recommended for use in the busy routine laboratory to investigate streptococcal isolates from clinical sources.

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