Table 1

Hemolytic activities of supernatant and whole-bacteria suspensions of r-BCG strains and L. monocytogenes EGD

Strain suspensionHemolytic activity, complete units
SupernatantWhole bacteria
L. monocytogenes EGD816
BCG pAT261:Hly24
BCG pMV306:Hly24
  • Hemolytic activity is given in complete units, which are defined as the reciprocal of the highest dilution of complete hemolysis. The strain suspension contains extracellular and membrane-bound hemolytic activities. ND, nondetectable.