Bacterial Identification Assays

Bill.Wayne Bill.Wayne at math.unh.edu
Mon Jun 16 17:35:17 EST 1997


The API-system works quite well for clinical strains. When working
with non-clinical strains the identification is much worse (at least
using the API-LAB software). The data are still very useful for
identification with tables from  f.e. Bergey's manual. Especially for
anaerobes the software is not very accurate for non-clinical strains
(most bifidobacteria for example), but the sugar fermentation pattern
is still very useful.

Ralf Hartemink
Wageningen Agricultural University
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>Have you tried with API system from Bio-Merieux? It use to be very accurate
>in bacterial identification and has specific tests for almost every class of
>bacteria.
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>Good luck!
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