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J Clin Microbiol. 1979 Dec; 10(6): 934–936.
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Detection of oral anaerobic spirochetes in dental plaque by the indirect fluorescent-antibody technique.


The indirect fluorescent-antibody technique was found to be a rapid and sensitive tool for the detection of oral anaerobic spirochetes in dental plaque.

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