Distribution of Phage Groups of Staphylococcus aureus in the Years 1927 through 1947

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  28 Oct 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3435, pp. 1247-1248
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3435.1247


The phage typing patterns of 194 typable strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated in the years 1927 through 1947 and preserved as stock cultures revealed that 43 strains were of phage type 80/81. The occurrence of other typable strains in the broad phage groups I, II, and III corresponded closely to the frequency distribution of staphylococci reported in 1945 by Wilson and Atkinson.