Capnocytophaga granulosa Yamamoto et al.
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1. Open vial according to enclosed instructions.
2. Under anaerobic conditions, withdraw 0.5 ml of recommended broth from a single test tube (5 to 6 ml) and rehydrate the entire vial contents.
3. Aseptically transfer this aliquot back into the broth tube. A slant and a pre-reduced blood plate may also be inoculated with 0.1 ml each of the cell suspension. An aerobic blood plate may also be streaked to check for purity.
4. Incubate tubes and plate under anaerobic conditions at 37°C. Incubate blood plate aerobically at 37°C.
5. Within 2-3 days, growth should be evident by turbidity in the broth. No growth should occur on the blood agar plate incubated aerobically.
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Yamamoto T, et al. Capnocytophaga haemolytica sp. nov. and Capnocytophaga granulosa sp. nov., from human dental plaque. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 44: 324-329, 1994. PubMed: 8186098