Accession Number : AD0655898

Title :   DIFFERENTIATION, CLASSIFICATION AND LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF EL TOR VIBRIOS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 66-14 Mar 67,

Corporate Author : KYUSHU UNIV FUKUOKA (JAPAN) DEPT OF BACTERIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Takeya,Kenji

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : By the use of kappa-type phage, El Tor cholera vibrios were classified into 'Celebes type' and 'Classic-Ubon type', and the 'Celebes type' was further divided into 'Original' and 'Cured' strains. This phage-typing was applied to epidemiological studies. Biologic properties of 'Cured' strains and properties of phages liberated from Inaba type El Tor cholera vibrios and some Asiatic cholera vibrios were clarified. The kappa-type phage could be liberated from spheroplast form of Celebes type El Tor cholera vibrios cells, and its significance was discussed in relation to the detection of long-term carriers. Successful results of the application of phage detection method to carrier studies were described, and furthermore, a new phage-enrichment method for detection of long-term carriers was devised. The fluorescent antibody stainability of flagellum of El Tor cholera vibrio after heating or trichloracetic acid treatment was examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VIBRIO, CLASSIFICATION), CHOLERA, EPIDEMIOLOGY, BACTERIOPHAGES, FLUORESCENT ANTIBODY TECHNIQUES, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE