NBT positive bacteria in human saliva: A possible artefact in NBT tests

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Abstract

Nitroblue tetrazolium (NBT) was used to demonstrate the strongly-reducing properties of human whole saliva. Pure parotid saliva had no such activity as measured by this method. By a process of elimination, using physical and bacteriological techniques, it was concluded that the reducing activity is due to Gram-positive aerobic micrococci. It may be necessary to consider a false positive artefact in the stimulated NBT test, if the test bacteria are capable of NBT reduction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-219
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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NBT positive bacteria in human saliva : A possible artefact in NBT tests. / Kowolik, Michael.

In: Journal of Infection, Vol. 4, No. 3, 1982, p. 215-219.

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