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Formation of a Clear Zone on Tannin-Treated Brain Heart Infusion Agar by a Streptococcus sp. Isolated from Feces of Koalas


RO OSAWA


Veterinary Service and Research, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane, Queensland 4069, Australia

 

ABSTRACT
Gram-positive cocci, isolated from the feces of koalas and identified as Streptococcus bovis biotype I, formed a distinct clear zone on tannin-treated brain heart infusion agar, suggesting that this isolate has the unique characteristic of degrading the tannin-protein complex.

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