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Some clinically significant anaerobic bacteria were incubated in pure culture in anaerobic jars containing a range of atmospheric concentrations of CO. Growth of and was independent of the amount of CO. Small supplements of CO (0.25%) allowed good growth of the majority of anaerobes studied—an observation contrary to established teaching. The exceptions were which showed an absolute requirement for CO of at least 1% and which needed an atmospheric content of 10–40% CO for optimal growth. The inclusion of CO in the anaerobic jar at a final concentration of 10% is to be recommended for all routine isolation procedures.

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