Phosphatase activity was demonstrated in 44 T-mycoplasmas tested. The phosphatase test was carried out both on a solid and in a liquid medium, the latter being more sensitive. The presence of both acid and alkaline phosphatases was indicated. The test was found to be unsuitable for the differentiation of T-mycoplasmas, since all strains were positive.


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