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Bacteriological studies of the venom and mouth cavities of wild Malayan pit vipers (Calloselasma rhodostoma) in southern Thailand.

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Venom and oropharyngeal swabs from freshly captured Malayan pit vipers (Calloselasma rhodostoma) in southern Thailand and captive specimens in England were cultured aerobically and anaerobically to identify the bacterial flora which might contaminate wounds inflicted by bites of this species. The snakes' mouths contained a wider range of organisms than their venoms, especially gut-related Gram-negative rods such as Enterobacter and Pseudomonas species and some staphylococci and clostridia. Th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division, Biomedical Research Centre
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Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume:
84
Issue:
6
Pages:
875-879
Publication date:
1990-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-3503
ISSN:
0035-9203
URN:
uuid:5deadf1b-7419-49fa-b9f1-b01354233d54
Source identifiers:
2563
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pubs:2563

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