Volume 8, Number 10—October 2002
Two-Component Direct Fluorescent-Antibody Assay for Rapid Identification of Bacillus anthracis
|Species||No. of strains||CW-DFA (% positive)||CAP-DFA (% positive)|
|B. cereus||23||10 (43)||0 (0)|
|B. thuringiensis||12||2 (17)||0 (0)|
|B. megaterium||11||0 (0)||1 (11)|
|B. mycoides||1||0 (0)||0 (0)|
|B. subtilis||9||0 (0)||0 (0)|
|Total||56||12 (21)||1 (1.7)|
aDFA, direct fluorescent-antibody assay; CW, cell wall; CAP, capsule.
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