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What does it mean when the results of a test in Bergey's Manual is in brackets?

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Default What does it mean when the results of a test in Bergey's Manual is in brackets?



For instance:


Methyl Red [ - ]

Urea hydrolysis [ + ]
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Default Re: What does it mean when the results of a test in Bergey's Manual is in brackets?

Results are expressed as ranges of observations. Whereas - and + offer that 90-100% of the results where either negative or positive respectively for the test in question, brackets usually mean 11-25% of the reports were [-] or [+].
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