PMID: 346613Apr 1, 1978

Ethanol formed from arabinose: a rapid method for detecting Escherichia coli

Journal of Clinical Pathology
P J Coloe

Abstract

Head-space gas-liquid chromatography showed that Escherichia col are consistent in their ability to ferment arabinose with the production of ethanol. In both still and shaken cultures ethanol production is closely aligned with growth. Also ethanol production is related to inoculum size so that varying sizes of inocula may be distinguished by choosing a time of sampling early in growth. The method is suitable as a rapid test for E. coli and is applicable for use in detecting E. coli urinary tract infections.

References

Jan 1, 1975·American Journal of Clinical Pathology·J H Jorgensen, P M Jones
May 1, 1976·Journal of Medical Microbiology·P J Coloe, N J Hayward
Sep 29, 1975·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·S RossW Khan

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