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Abstract

Superoxide dismutase has been identified and peroxidatic activity demonstrated in The superoxide dismutase, shown indirectly to be a manganese-containing enzyme, was present at low activity in the cell-free extract. Peroxidatic activity was detected in a haemoprotein on polyacrylamide gels, but quantitative assay was not possible. Catalase, although present in a cell-free extract, appeared to be a host-derived enzyme, thus emphasizing the importance of establishing the authenticity of enzyme activities in host-derived The implications for the growth of and its non-cultivability are discussed in the light of these findings.

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