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Asian Pac J Allergy Immunol. 1993 Dec;11(2):149-54.

Application of indirect immunofluorescence microscopy to colony identification of Pseudomonas pseudomallei.

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National Institute of Health, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand.


Indirect immunofluorescence microscopy was used as a colony identification method of Pseudomonas pseudomallei isolates. The antisera against lipopolysaccharide and protein fractions of P. pseudomallei were prepared in guinea pigs and rabbits. With these antisera and fluorescence-labelled anti-guinea pig IgG and anti-rabbit IgG prepared in sheep (goat), indirect immunofluorescence microscopy was conducted on the colonies of P. pseudomallei and other species of bacteria. The overall results indicated that this method is efficient, rapid and specific for identification of P. pseudomallei colonies from clinical specimens.

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