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Sodium desoxycholate=sodium deoxycholate?

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Sodium desoxycholate=sodium deoxycholate?

Postby dreamy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:52 am

Hi, I'm confused by these 2 items. Is it the same thing with different name or what? FYI, when a bile salt such as desoxycholate is added directly to Streptococcus pneumoniae growing on an agar plate or in a broth culture the bacteria will lyse and the area become clear. Other alpha-hemolytic streptococci are resistant to (not lysed by) bile and will stay visible or turbid (cloudy)[Bile Spot Test]. When I research for desoxycholate, some article mention the salt as deoxycholate. If any of you have use any of these 2 items, please let me know the similarity or the difference between both of them. Thanks in advance!!!!
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Postby JackBean » Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:56 pm

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Postby dreamy » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:33 am

Thanks for your reply. But why does they use more than one name for the same stuff? It's really confusing.......
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Postby JackBean » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:47 am

That's a good question :lol: Get used to it ;)
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