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Appl Microbiol. Sep 1972; 24(3): 449–452.
PMCID: PMC376540

API System: a Multitube Micromethod for Identification of Enterobacteriaceae


The API system for identification of Enterobacteriaceae was evaluated with 366 cultures. Overall accuracy of identification was 96.4%; of the 13 cultures misidentified, 7 were atypical strains.

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