Comparative studies of antigenic glycolipids of mycobacteria related to the leprosy bacillus.


The leprosy bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae, is a member of a small group of mycobacteria comprising the species Mycobacterium bovis, Mycobacterium marinum, Mycobacterium kansasii, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium ulcerans and related taxa. This relationship is based on the similarity of the characteristic lipid types in the cell envelope… (More)


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