1 Clinical Microbiology, Department of Clinical Research, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU2 unknown3 Clinical Microbiology, Department of Clinical Research, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, SDU
The maintenance of a strict anaerobic atmosphere is essential for the culture of strict anaerobic bacteria. We describe a simple and sensitive quality control method of the anaerobic atmosphere, based on the measurement of the zone diameter around a 5-μg metronidazole disk when testing an aerotolerant Clostridium perfringens strain. A zone diameter above 27 mm was indicative of acceptable anaerobic conditions.
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 2013, Vol 76, Issue 2, p. 138-140