PMID: 43106Nov 1, 1979

Identification of colonies of Moraxella bovis by plate epi-immunofluorescence

American Journal of Veterinary Research
T J McDonald, G W Pugh

Abstract

A modification of the plate epi-immunofluorescence test was found to be a reliable method for the positive identification of colonies of Moraxella bovis when fluorescein isothiocyanate-conjugated globulin prepared against pili from selected strains of M bovis was used. A cross-reaction with other members of the genus Moraxella or other moraxella-like organisms was not observed, except with an equine Moraxella sp, which produced a weak reaction.

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