The salt-free water washings of a sensitized motile bacterium (B. aertrycke) were found to cause a floccular agglutination in the presence of both whole and deflagellated antigen. Evidence was presented that the water washings when salt-free contained flagella and flagellar agglutinin and that clumping occurred upon the addition of saline. The floccular reaction in the presence of deflagellated bacteria was regarded as the agglutination of flagella present in the washings. In the presence of whole bacteria, however, actual bacterial agglutination resulted.
Article| September 01 1929
THE REMOVAL OF AGGLUTININ FROM SENSITIZED MOTILE BACTERIA : SECOND PAPER. THE AGGLUTINATIVE PROPERTIES OF WATER WASHINGS
John B. Nelson
From the Department of Animal Pathology of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, Princeton, N. J.
Received: June 21 1929
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright, 1929, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
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John B. Nelson; THE REMOVAL OF AGGLUTININ FROM SENSITIZED MOTILE BACTERIA : SECOND PAPER. THE AGGLUTINATIVE PROPERTIES OF WATER WASHINGS . J Exp Med 1 September 1929; 50 (3): 377–386. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.50.3.377
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