Detection of carboxypeptidases as taxonomic markers in gram-negative bacteria.

Perry, John, Archer, L., Jones, Amanda, James, Arthur, Ford, Michael and Gould, Frances Kate (1998) Detection of carboxypeptidases as taxonomic markers in gram-negative bacteria. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 26 (5). pp. 359-362. ISSN 0266-8254

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1472-765X.1998.00350.x

Abstract

The use of seven benzoyl- L-amino acids for the detection of carboxypeptidase activities in strains of Gram-negative aerobic and facultatively anaerobic bacteria is reported. A simple overnight assay was designed using ninhydrin for the demonstration of the amino acid released by hydrolysis. Detection of carboxypeptidase activity was shown to have some taxonomic relevance within the Enterobacteriaceae; it was also useful for differentiation within the genus Acinetobacter and for distinction between Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas fluorescens.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C500 Microbiology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 21 May 2009 14:21
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3397

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