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Volume 13, Number 5—May 2007

Dispatch

Mycobacterium liflandii Infection in European Colony of Silurana tropicalis

Patrick Suykerbuyk*, Kris Vleminckx†‡, Frank Pasmans‡, Pieter Stragier*, Anthony Ablordey*§, Hong Thi Tran†‡, Katleen Hermans‡, Michelle Fleetwood, Wayne M. Meyers¶, and Françoise Portaels*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; †Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology of Ghent University, Zwijnaarde, Belgium; ‡Ghent University, Merelbeke, Belgium; §Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Legon, Ghana; ¶Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, USA;

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Flowchart of performed tests. ZN, Ziehl-Neelsen staining; LJ, Löwenstein-Jensen medium, charcoal medium, LJ; Middlebrook 7H11 acidified with phosphoric acid, supplemented with sheep blood and charcoal; RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism; VNTR, multilocus variable-number of tandem repeats; MIRU, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit (MIRU)-VNTR.

Figure 1. Flowchart of performed tests. ZN, Ziehl-Neelsen staining; LJ, Löwenstein-Jensen medium, charcoal medium, LJ; Middlebrook 7H11 acidified with phosphoric acid, supplemented with sheep blood and charcoal; RFLP, restriction fragment length polymorphism; VNTR, multilocus variable-number of tandem repeats; MIRU, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit (MIRU)-VNTR.

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