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J Clin Microbiol. 1986 May;23(5):873-5.

Evaluation of the Minitek gram-positive set for identification of staphylococci isolated from the bovine mammary gland.

Abstract

The Minitek Gram-Positive Set was evaluated as a means of identifying staphylococci isolated from bovine mammary glands. Initial accuracy was 79.2%. Misidentification of isolates due to data base deficiencies resulted with the animal-associated species Staphylococcus intermedius and S. hyicus. Minor modification to account for data base deficiencies permitted recognition of 87.7% of the isolates. Incorporation of additional veterinary isolates into the data base would improve the accuracy of the Minitek system and enhance acceptance by veterinary microbiologists.

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3711275
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PMC268740
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