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Anaerobe Identification.

Biolog, Inc., has released the [MicroLog.sup.TM] AN Database and AN [MicroPlate.sup.TM] for identification of anaerobic bacteria Anaerobic bacteria
Bacteria that do not require oxgyen, found in low concentrations in the normal vagina

Mentioned in: Aminoglycosides, Bacterial Vaginosis, Flesh-Eating Disease, Periodontal Disease
. The products enable laboratories to identify a wide variety of anaerobic bacteria.

The MicroLog AN Database can identify over 350 species of bacteria, a capability far beyond that of any other kit-based anaerobic anaerobic /an·aer·o·bic/ (an?ah-ro´bik)
1. lacking molecular oxygen.

2. growing, living, or occurring in the absence of molecular oxygen; pertaining to an anaerobe.
 identification products. In addition, the database provides anaerobic identification and characterization A rather long and fancy word for analyzing a system or process and measuring its "characteristics." For example, a Web characterization would yield the number of current sites on the Web, types of sites, annual growth, etc.  capabilities that previously were not readily available to most microbiologists.

The AN MicroPlate performs 95 discrete tests simultaneously with the same patented redox redox (rē`dŏks): see oxidation and reduction.  chemistry used in other Biolog MicroPlates. The tests use patterns that are metabolic fingerprints Impressions or reproductions of the distinctive pattern of lines and grooves on the skin of human fingertips.

Fingerprints are reproduced by pressing a person's fingertips into ink and then onto a piece of paper.
 of the organisms being identified. The vast number of reaction patterns possible with a single MicroPlate allows the software to provide very accurate identification. Other kit-based identification methods rely on much less information for identification.

The AN Database can be added to existing MicroLog systems, or it can be purchased together with a system. The AN MicroPlates and consumables are available in a conveniently prepared and prereduced format.
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Publication:Journal of Environmental Health
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2000
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