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Effects of Bicarbonate on Growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Replacement of Gaseous CO2 Atmosphere

Authors
  • Richard S. Talley
  • Clarence L. Baugh
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1975
Source
PMC
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Abstract

The effect of NaHCO3 on the growth of Neisseria gonorrhoeae cultures was studied in a liquid and a semisolid growth medium. With a broth culture, NaHCO3 (0.009 M) greatly reduced the lag phase and also increased the total growth. The same concentration of bicarbonate supported rapid growth when added to the semisolid medium if the plates were individually incubated in sealed plastic bags. In a container with a large air space, a higher concentration of NaHCO3 was necessary to support growth. The assimilation of 14C-labeled NaHo3 by growing cultures was also investigated.

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