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1 July 1969 CHARACTERIZATION OF LEPTOSPIRES ISOLATED FROM SURFACE WATERS IN IOWA
RICHARD P. CRAWFORD, JOHN L. BRAUN, WILLIAM F. McCULLOCH, STANLEY L. DIESCH
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Abstract

Leptospiras isolated from creek water in Iowa at the site of human leptospirosis exposure could not be identified by a reference laboratory but the 31 isolates were placed into 12 serologic groups using serologic cross reactions and agglutinin absorption techniques. Reactions of the isolates to 8-azaguanine and copper sulfate suggest that they belong to the nonpathogenic or saprophytic complex. Cloning procedures failed to detect any leptospires that could be classified as pathogenic or parasitic but did indicate that some isolations from water contained serologically heterogenous populations of leptospires. The possible significance of these results is discussed.

CRAWFORD, BRAUN, McCULLOCH, and DIESCH: CHARACTERIZATION OF LEPTOSPIRES ISOLATED FROM SURFACE WATERS IN IOWA1
RICHARD P. CRAWFORD, JOHN L. BRAUN, WILLIAM F. McCULLOCH, and STANLEY L. DIESCH "CHARACTERIZATION OF LEPTOSPIRES ISOLATED FROM SURFACE WATERS IN IOWA," Bulletin of the Wildlife Disease Association 5(3), 157-165, (1 July 1969). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-5.3.157
Published: 1 July 1969
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