The slow bactericidal effect of tetracycline and minocycline on wall-defective staphylococcus

Judith Carleton*, John P. Phair

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Abstract

Tetracycline and minocycline have a slow bactericidal effect upon both parent Staphylococcus aureus and variants with defective cell walls. Flasks containing between 5 X 105 and 5 X 10®wall-defective staphylococci were sterilized within seven to nine days if the concentration of either antibiotic was maintained at 10500 times the minimal inhibitory concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-459
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume126
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1972

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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