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Staphylococcus aureus Growth using Human Hemoglobin as an Iron Source

DOI :

10.3791/50072-v

February 7th, 2013

February 7th, 2013

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1Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical School

Here we describe a growth assay for Staphylococcus aureus using hemoglobin as the sole source of available nutrient iron. This assay establishes the role of bacterial factors involved in hemoglobin-derived iron acquisition.

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