toxigenicity test

toxigenicity test
(for toxigenic strains of Corynebacterium diphtheriae) a primary culture is streaked onto a plate of tellurite agar containing a strip of filter paper perfused with diphtheria antitoxin. The exotoxin produced by the bacteria forms a band of precipitation with antitoxin diffusing from the filter paper. Called also Elek t.

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