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2. From a single tube of #435 broth (5 to 6 ml), withdraw approximately 0.5 to 1.0 ml with a Pasteur or 1.0 ml pipette and use to rehydrate the entire pellet.
3. Aseptically transfer the rehydrated pellet back into the broth tube. Mix well.
4. Use several drops of this suspension to inoculate an additional broth tube, agar slant and/or a plate.
5. Incubate the tubes and plate at 30°C for 48 to 72 hours. If growth is not heavy on agar medium, make additional transfers from the incubated broth at this time.
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