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Infect Immun. 1991 Jan; 59(1): 445–448.
PMCID: PMC257762

Slime production by Staphylococcus saprophyticus.


Only 9 of 30 Staphylococcus saprophyticus strains produced slime in trypticase soy broth, while all did so in urine. It was found that urea was essential for the production of slime. The pH, the iron concentration, or the presence of sex hormones did not affect slime production.

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