Published in Blood Weekly, May 6th, 2004
"Amoebae feed on bacteria, and few bacteria can resist their microbicidal ability. Amoebal coculture could therefore be used to selectively grow these amoebae-resisting bacteria (ARB), which may be human pathogens. To isolate new ARB," amoebal cocultures were performed from 444 nasal samples," wrote scientists from Switzerland.
Seven (1.6%) ARB were recovered "from 444 nasal swabs, including 4 new species provisionally named Candidatus Roseomonas massiliae, C. Rhizobium massiliae, C. Chryseobacterium massiliae, and...
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