A New Monophasic Medium for the Cultivation of Entamoeba Histolytica

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A simple medium prepared from powdered gastric mucin is described for the cultivation of Entamoeba histolytica.

Excellent growth of two strains of E. histolytica grown with bacterial associates was maintained in this medium.

Author Notes

Parmly Research Laboratory of The Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School.

Department of Microbiology, Northwestern University Medical School.