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Levinthal's agar

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A solid nutritious substrate for cultivating demanding microorganisms.

Description

Agar to which is added blood heated to the boiling point, whereafter the blood-coagulates are filtered off. It is a solid nutritious substrate for cultivating demanding microorganisms.

Bibliography

  • W. Levinthal:
    Bakteriologische und serologische Influenzastudien.
    Zeitschrift für Hygiene und Infektionskrankheiten, Leipzig, 1918, 86: 1-24.
  • W. Levinthal:
    Bakteriologie und Biologie des Gonokokkus. In: Abraham Buschke (1868-1943) and E. Langer, publishers: Lehrbuch der Gonorrhoe. Berlin, 1926.

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