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EXTRACTION OF A HIGHLY POTENT PENICILLIN INACTIVATOR FROM PENICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCI

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Science  02 Jun 1944:
Vol. 99, Issue 2579, pp. 452-453
DOI: 10.1126/science.99.2579.452

Abstract

A highly potent penicillin inactivator has been extracted from 7 strains of Staph. aureus (coagulase positive), all of which were naturally penicillin resistant. No such inhibitor was present in extracts of 7 penicillin sensitive strains of Staph. aureus.