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Articles  |   August 1990
Effect of culture-medium temperature on growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
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Articles   |   August 1990
Effect of culture-medium temperature on growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1990, Vol. 90, 683. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.8.683
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, August 1990, Vol. 90, 683. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1990.90.8.683
Abstract

This study was designed to evaluate the effects of culture-medium temperatures on the growth of known quantities of in vitro inoculum of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Growth of N gonorrhoeae was significantly greater on room-temperature culture medium than on refrigerated culture medium with inocula of 10(2) and 10(3) colony-forming units. There was no difference between growth patterns on room-temperature and those on refrigerated media when inocula were 10(5) and 10(6) colony-forming units.