Effect of pyridoxal on growth of nutritionally variant streptococci and other bacteria on sheep blood agar.

Journal Article

Supplementation of sheep blood agar with pyridoxal hydrochloride or pyridoxamine dihydrochloride aided recovery of nutritionally variant streptococci; however, it was found to prevent recovery of 6 of 173 (3%) primary isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes and to adversely affect laboratory recognition of other streptococci. Pyridoxal hydrochloride or pyridoxamine dihydrochloride should not be a routine supplement in all sheep blood agar.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reimer, LG; Reller, LB

Published Date

  • December 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 273 - 275

PubMed ID

  • 6667606

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6667606

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0070

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0732-8893

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0732-8893(83)90002-0


  • eng