Volume 12, Number 5—May 2006
Tuberculosis Special Section
Mycobacterium bovis Isolates with M. tuberculosis Specific Characteristics
|Strains||Colony morphology†||Test result
|TCH‡||PZA||Niacin accumulation||Nitrate reduction||Change of color of bromcresol medium||Growth on Lebek medium|
|Kazakhstan (n = 8)§||Eugonic||S||R||+||–||–||Aerophilic|
|ATCC M. bovis||Dysgonic||S||R||–||–||–||Microaerophilic|
|ATCC M. africanum||Dysgonic||S||S||+||+||–||Microaerophilic|
*TCH, thiophene-2-carboxylic acid hydrazide; PZA, pyrazinamide; +, positive test result; –, negative test result; S, susceptible; R, resistant.
†Growth characteristics on Lowenstein-Jensen and bromcresol purple slants.
‡Growth in presence of TCH.
§All 8 strains showed identical test results.
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