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Leptospira

Leptospira

(Science: bacteria) genus of spirochaete bacteria that cause a mild chronic infection in rats and many domestic animals.

The bacteria are excreted continuously in the urine and contact with infected urine or water can result in infection of humans via cuts or breaks in the skin. Infection causes leptospirosis or Weil's disease, a type of jaundice, that is an occupational hazard for sewerage and farm workers.


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kitasamycin is Belonging to the macrolide antibiotic

... is to inhibit the protein synthesis process. Its inhibition spectrum includes Mycoplasmas, Gram-positive bacteria, some Gram-negative bacteria, Leptospira, Rickettsia. It also inhibits most bacteria resistant to penicillin, oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline, erythromycin and chloramphenicol ...

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by hinapharm
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:23 am
 
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how to get rid off BSA in the medium

hi every body.... i am culturing Leptospira in EMJH medium containing BSA(very essential)...but leptospira releases Hemolysins...if u try to estimate u get positive result...and one more thing is BSA alone also gives positive result for hemolytic ...

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by hisunny4u
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: how to get rid off BSA in the medium
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blood agar hemolysis by gram negative bacteria?

hi .... even i dont exactly.... actually even i am working on hemolysins of leptospira ...u can also conform hemolysis not only by blood agar assay ..u can also conform by taking sheep blood cells and then adding ur toxin and finally checking ur % of hemolysis...but ...

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by hisunny4u
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:56 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: blood agar hemolysis by gram negative bacteria?
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