SUMMARY: A slide microtest for gelatin liquefaction is described. Members of the genera and were tested with varying results. A limitation of the method is its ability to detect only ready-formed enzyme. The main advantage is that small amounts of culture are needed and the organisms may be grown under any selected conditions.


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