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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1995 Oct;61(10):3756-8.

Efficacy of the Ryu nonstaining KOH technique for rapidly determining gram reactions of food-borne and waterborne bacteria and yeasts.

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U.S. Army Soldier System Command, Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center, Massachusetts 01760-5018, USA.

Abstract

A simple and rapid (< 60 s) nonstaining technique with 3% potassium hydroxide to determine Gram reactions was tested with 495 food-borne and waterborne bacteria and yeasts. In KOH, suspensions of gram-negative bacteria become viscous and string out. Gram-positive bacteria are not affected. There was 100% correlation between the KOH string test results and gram-positive and gram-negative strains.

PMID:
7487012
PMCID:
PMC167675
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