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Appl Environ Microbiol. 1992 June; 58(6): 2089–2092.
PMCID: PMC195731

Evaluation of the Biolog automated microbial identification system.


Biolog's identification system was used to identify 39 American Type Culture Collection reference taxa and 45 gram-negative isolates from water samples. Of the reference strains, 98% were identified to genus level and 76% to species level within 4 to 24 h. Identification of some authentic strains of Enterobacter, Klebsiella, and Serratia was unreliable. A total of 93% of the water isolates were identified.

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