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Description:McLeod's agar plate culture of Corynebacterium diphtheriae, gravis biotype.
Of the three biotypes of C. diphtheriae, i.e. gravis, intermedius, and mitis, the most severe disease is associated with the gravis type, though any strain may produce toxin. Colonial growth pattern determines the biotype.
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Creation Date:1970
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