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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0037-8682

Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. vol.20 no.1 Uberaba Jan./Mar. 1987

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86821987000100004 

ARTICLES

 

A study of bacterial contamination of rattlesnake venom

 

 

E. Garcia-Lima; C.J. Laure

 

 


ABSTRACT

The authors studied the bacterial contamination of rattlesnake venom isolated from snakes in captivity and wild snakes caught recently. The captive snakes showed a relatively high incidence of bacterial contamination of their venom.

Keywords: Rattlesnake venom. Bacterial contamination.


RESUMO

Os autores estudaram a contaminação bacteriana do veneno dë cascavéis mantidas em cativeiro e das recentemente capturadas. Verificaram que os venenos dos animais cativos apresentaram alta incidência de contaminação e os tidos como recentemente capturados estavam com baixa contaminação aparente.

Palavras-chave: Veneno de cascavel. Contaminação bacteriana.


 

 

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Recebido para publicação em 25/2/1986.

 

 

Department of Parasitology, Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo. 14049 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.

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