By a method of cultivation that proved successful with Bacterium pneumosintes, characteristic surface colonies of old saprophytic strains of Treponema pallidum and Treponema calligyrum have been obtained. The presence of two types of colony in the pallidum cultures requires explanation, but the fact of colony formation may point the way to new methods of isolation and identification and to the utilization of suspensions of treponemata, free from foreign proteins, for serological and immunological purposes.
Article| March 01 1923
THE CULTIVATION OF ANAEROBIC TREPONEMATA ON THE SURFACE OF BLOOD AGAR PLATES
Frederick L. Gates
From the Laboratories of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
Received: October 02 1922
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright, 1923, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
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Frederick L. Gates; THE CULTIVATION OF ANAEROBIC TREPONEMATA ON THE SURFACE OF BLOOD AGAR PLATES . J Exp Med 1 March 1923; 37 (3): 311–317. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.37.3.311
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