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Suspensions of erythrocytes from certain marine fish (cod, saithe, haddock and mackerel) were 4-16 times more sensitive than human or horse erythrocytes to staphylococcal -haemolysin. Cod erythrocytes were lysed rapidly by -haemolysin and the titres of haemolysin were independent of the temperatures at which the tests were incubated, over the range 0-37°C. Fish erythrocytes were not lysed by purified - and -haemolysins and no synergistic action was found between and -haemolysins. In blood agar-overlay plates, the zones of lysis that developed in cod blood agar were larger and clearer than those that developed in human or horse blood agar.

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