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Lett Appl Microbiol. 1994 Feb;18(2):102-4.

A microchamber system for the rapid cytochemical demonstration of beta-galactosidase and other properties in pathogenic microbes.

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Department of Microbiology, Medical School, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.


A device is described for the cytochemical analysis of pathogens requiring up to level 3 containment. The rapid demonstration of induced beta-galactosidase in Gram-negative cells detected in a blood culture illustrates potentially wide applications of the device in clinical practice and research.

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