Staphylolytic Substance from a Species of Pseudomonas

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Science  19 Mar 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3664, pp. 1458-1459
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3664.1458


A substance that rapidly lyses living cells of Staphylococcus aureus, S. roseus, Gaffkya tetragena, and Sarcina lutea has been partially purified. The substance is produced extracellularly by a species of Pseudomonas which was isolated from soil by an enrichment procedure.