Effect of anaerobiosis on antimicrobial susceptibility of staphylococci.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 12 antibiotics was determined for four strains of staphylococci (representing the three major species) under aerobic and anaerobic conditions by using the broth dilution method. Nine of the antibiotics showed no significant difference between aerobic and anaerobic MIC for any of the four cultures. Gentamicin and kanamycin showed a small, but significant, increase in MIC for at least two strains under anaerobic conditions. Trimethoprim was less effective against all strains under anaerobic conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harrell, LJ; Evans, JB

Published Date

  • June 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1077 - 1078

PubMed ID

  • 879754

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC352134

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0066-4804

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/AAC.11.6.1077


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States