Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 173, Issue 1, pp 45–48 | Cite as

Growth of clinical isolates in the cold

  • D. J. Flournoy


Common clinical isolates were tested to determine their ability to multiply after 7 days at 4°C in trypticase soy broth. 34% of the 214 isolates grew in the cold.Citrobacter freundii, Group D Enterococci,Klebsiella oxytoca, Proteus vulgaris, Providencia rettgeri andSerratia marcescens grew best of all. The importance of growth in the cold is discussed.


Clinical Isolate Klebsiella Oxytoca andSerratia Marcescens 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Flournoy
    • 1
  1. 1.VA Medical Center (113)Oklahoma CityUSA

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