An attempt to cultivate mycobacteria in simple synthetic liquid medium containing lecithin-cholesterol liposomes.

An attempt was made to cultivate mycobacteria in a simple synthetic liquid medium containing lecithin-cholesterol liposomes. This lipid complex showed a marked growth-promoting effect on the submerged growth of M. tuberculosis and M. bovis. The role of lecithin as nutrient was suggested. The bacillary growth in such environment retained good viability… (More)