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Classical method for demonstrating animal pathogenicity from Listeria monocytogenes.


  • W. Anton:
    Kritisch-experimenteller Beitrag zur Biologie des Bacterium monocytogenes. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung seiner Beziehung zur infektiösen Mononukleose des Menschen.
    Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, I Orig., 1934, 131: 89-103.

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