toxigenicity


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toxigenicity

[‚täk·sə·jə′nis·əd·ē]
(microbiology)
A microorganism's capability for producing toxic substances.
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7 Total 68 100 119 100 * ND = Not Detected Table 5: Toxigenicity and Sclerotia Production by Aspergillus flavus Isolates Isolate ID Blue * Sclerotia diameter No.
WHO recommended methods were used for the detection, screening, toxigenicity and antibiogram pattern of the isolates.
To the best of our knowledge bacteriological investigations were being done by the NICD, Delhi, for diphtheria patients admitted in Maharishi Valmiki Infectious Diseases Hospital (MVIDH), Delhi, even after 1983 (15) but no information was available regarding the biochemical identification, toxigenicity and antibiotic sensitivity amongst the isolated strains (10).
Colonies showing brown halo around the inoculum were selected for toxigenicity and biochemical identification (30,33).
Toxigenicity by Elek's method (34): Toxigenicity was determined in 176 diphtheria cultures as per the standard method (30,33).
Toxigenicity testing is considered an important criterion for notifying C.
Toxigenicity was determined by both dtx polymerase chain reaction and Elek test (2).
Toxigenicity status was determined by the Elek test, as recommended by WHO (9), and by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which targeted both A and B subunits of the tox gene (10).
No discrepancies between the results obtained by traditional identification, the API Coryne test, or toxigenicity testing by the Elek test and PCR were detected.
Identification, biotype, and toxigenicity determination were performed by standard microbiologic methods (3,4).