[Microbiology] Re: hi

John Gentile yjgent at cox.net
Thu Apr 6 22:10:20 EST 2006

On 2006-04-06 01:04:44 -0400, bhavyasai at gmail.com said:

> Hi,
> Could anyone tell if it is possible to have less than 6 results in a
> dichotomous key in identifying these six genera of bacterium:
> S.aureus
> S.epidermitis
> Neisseria.sicca
> Micrococcus luteus
> Streptococcus.agalactiae
> Enterococcus faecalis
> thanks.

This is one of my professor's favorite type of question - back in 1970! 
Each organism has at least 1 unique feature that the others don't. This 
is the only way to remember the organisms characteristics - look them 
up in your reference.
John Gentile, MS M(ASCP)
Laboratory Information Manager
Providence, VAMC

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