Ivano de Filippis ivano at ALPHA.INCQS.FIOCRUZ.BR
Mon Aug 17 12:57:32 EST 1998

You can try the rapid fermentation test used for Neisseria wich works very
well with other genera too. See in Koneman, E.W. et al. "Diagnostic
Microbiology" 2nd Ed., 1983, USA.

Good luck!

At 23:26 16/08/98 GMT, you wrote:
>Does anyone know of a rapid test for bacterial fermentation of lactose?
>Something rapid like the "spot" indole or oxidase done from solid media. Thanks
>in advance.
>      Ken McDaniel
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