Analysis Of Metabolic Profiles

The metabolic profile obtained with a particular bacterial isolate is essentially the phenotypic fingerprint, or signature, of that organism. Typically, the profile is recorded as a series of pluses (+) for positive reactions and minuses (-) for negative or nonreactions (Figure 7-18). Although this profile by itself provides little information, microbiologists can compare the profile with an extensive identification database to establish the identity of that spedfic isolate.

Identification Databases

Reference databases are available for clinical use. These databases are maintained by manufacturers of identification systems and are based on the continuously

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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