f A highly discriminatory multi-typing scheme for Proteus mirabilis and Proteus vulgaris
- Authors: B. W. SENIOR, P. LARSSON
- First Published Online: 01 May 1983, Journal of Medical Microbiology 16: 193-202, doi: 10.1099/00222615-16-2-193
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Strains of Proteus mirabilis and P. vulgaris isolated in England, Scotland and Sweden were characterised by proticine production-proticine sensitivity (P-S) typing, O serotyping and Dienes typing methods. The determinants of O antigenicity were independent of those determining proticine production and proticine sensitivity. Because of this independence, the combination of P-S typing and O serotyping for the analysis of the 133 serotypable strains separated them into 81 distinct types whereas P-S typing and O serotyping methods alone separated them into only 56 and 19 types respectively. There was a relationship between the Dienes type and the P-S type; the determinants of Dienes compatibility were the proticine production-proticine sensitivity characters. The determinants of O antigenicity appeared to play no role in the Dienes reaction. Some strains that were indistinguishable by P-S typing and O serotyping methods were distinguished by Dienes typing.
Copyright © 1983 The Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland | Published by the Microbiology Society
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