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Strains of six black-pigmented species and one un-named strain were examined for their ability to degrade the plasma proteins albumin, haemopexin, haptoglobin and transferrin. Strains of were most effective, degrading all four plasma proteins at different rates. Strains of and showed intermediate activities, degrading different individual plasma proteins; strains of and were least active, degrading only haemopexin. These findings are discussed in relation to the availability in tissue fluids of iron for bacterial growth.

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