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A simple method for detecting heparinase-producing bacteria

Riley, T.V. (1987) A simple method for detecting heparinase-producing bacteria. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 4 (1). pp. 21-23.

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A simple method for detecting heparinase‐producing bacteria is described. The method is based on the metachromatic reaction between heparin and toluidine blue. Though developed primarily for Bacteroides spp., the method should find application in the detection of other aerobic and anaerobic heparinase‐producing bacteria, without the need for large amounts of media and expensive spectrophotometric equipment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Copyright: © 1987 Wiley Blackwell
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