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SUMMARY

Lysozyme production by members of the Micrococeaceae was tested for by a plate method. All coagulase-positive staphylococci and a number of other staphylococci and micrococci produced lysozyme.

Many coagulase-negative staphylococci and micrococci from infections of the urinary tract produced lysozyme, particularly those belonging to subgroup 3 in Baird-Parker’s scheme, but lysozyme production was more frequent in urinary than in skin strains, not only in this subgroup but in several other subgroups of staphylococci and micrococci.

Coagulase-negative staphylococci that colonised internal artificial prostheses rarely produced lysozyme. It is suggested that cocci that cause indolent colonisation of internal prostheses are not pathogenic in the conventional sense.

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