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An evaluation of the API ZYM system as a means of classifying spirochaetes associated with swine dysentery
  1. D Hunter and
  2. T Wood


Thirty-one strains of spirochaetes from pigs and two strains from poultry were tested in the API ZYM enzyme system. The spectrum of enzymatic reactions provided a means of differentiating between strains related to swine dysentery and strains not so related from pigs. The numerical coding system simplified the interpretation of the results.

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