The API-system works quite well for clinical strains. When working
with non-clinical strains the identification is much worse (at least
using the API-LAB software). The data are still very useful for
identification with tables from f.e. Bergey's manual. Especially for
anaerobes the software is not very accurate for non-clinical strains
(most bifidobacteria for example), but the sugar fermentation pattern
is still very useful.
Wageningen Agricultural University
>>>>>Have you tried with API system from Bio-Merieux? It use to be very accurate
>in bacterial identification and has specific tests for almost every class of
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>>Ivano de Filippis
>Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz - FIOCRUZ
>Instituto Nacional de Controle de Qualidade em Saude - INCQS
>Depto. de Microbiologia
>Lab. de Materiais de Refer=EAncia
>Av. Brasil, 4365 - Manguinhos
>Rio de Janeiro - 21045-900 - BRASIL
>E-mail: ivano at alpha.incqs.fiocruz.br>>--=====================_866238690==_--