Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: II. Growth Accessory Substances in the Cultivation of Hemophilic Bacilli
Over the early 1920s, several researchers in Avery's laboratory at Rockefeller Hospital turned their attention to certain
bacteria, such as Bacillus influenzae, which had previously only been grown in media containing blood or blood derivatives.
Because of this, the bacteria were termed "hemophilic." In this second article resulting from a long series of studies
on bacterial nutrition that Avery conducted with Thjotta and Hugh Morgan, the scientists found that certain nutritional deficiencies
in the cultivation of some "so-called" hemophilic bacteria may be overcome by the substitution of particular growth-accessory
substances, in lieu of blood, to the culture media. The series on bacterial nutrition began with an article written by Thjotta
in late 1920.
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1921-06 (June 1921)
Avery, Oswald T.
Periodical: Thjotta, Theodor, and Oswald T. Avery. "Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: II. Growth Accessory Substances in the Cultivation
of Hemophilic Bacilli." Journal of Experimental Medicine 34, 1 (June 1921): 97-114. Article. 18 Images.
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