Aquatic bacteria grown on MacConkey agar and modified nutrient agar were identified by using API 20E and NFT strips and fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) analysis. Identifications agreed at the species level 35.7% of the time when API 20E strips and FAME analysis were used and in 4.3% of the cases when API NFT strips and FAME analysis were used. These techniques require further development before extended use in ecological studies.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Brown, Beverly J.; Leff, Laura Gunn (1996). Comparison of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Analysis with the Use of API 20E and NFT Strips for Identification of Aquatic Bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 62(6) 2183-2185. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/bscipubs/71