A small minority of strains produce a substance referred to as “aureocin”. It appears to inhibit all coagulase-positive staphylococci, unless they themselves produce this substance.

I should like to thank Dr W. Shepherd for his support and encouragement and Mrs H. D. Landau for phage typing the staphylococci involved.


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