Bacterial Interference with L-Forms1

Marvin Boris, Diane Teubner, Henry Shinefield
1969 Journal of Bacteriology  
During the course of studying the effect of normal nasal flora on the growth of L-forms, a clear zone of inhibition was observed around colonies of many coagulasenegative staphylococci. Subsequent investigation demonstrated that Staphylococcus aureus and some S. albus strains produce a substance which is capable of markedly inhibiting the growth of stable staphylococcal and streptococcal L-forms. This interfering substance is separable from the staphylococcal organism and is diffusible through
more » ... diffusible through 1.5% agar, but not through a dialysis membrane. It is heat-stable. on May 9, 2020 by guest
doi:10.1128/jb.100.2.791-795.1969 fatcat:eixjqcehxba5zdic6lba2elxg4