Hemolysis in Identifying Eaton's Pleuropneumonia-Like Organism

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Science  04 Jan 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3549, pp. 55
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3549.55


A method for readily demonstrating hemolysis of mammalian erythrocytes by Eaton's pleuropneumonia-like organism is described. This reaction may be useful in preliminary identification of this organism, since other strains from human sources are not known to have this property.