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Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Growth in Distilled Water from Hospitals

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Science  27 Aug 1971:
Vol. 173, Issue 3999, pp. 836-838
DOI: 10.1126/science.173.3999.836

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa can grow relatively fast in distilled water obtained in hospitals and achieve high cell contaminations which remain stable for long periods of time. Cells grown in distilled water react quite differently to chemical and physical stresses than cells grown in standard laboratory culture media.

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