Culturability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cells isolated from murine macrophages: a bacterial growth factor promotes recovery.

@article{Biketov2000CulturabilityOM,
  title={Culturability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cells isolated from murine macrophages: a bacterial growth factor promotes recovery.},
  author={S. Biketov and G. Mukamolova and V. Potapov and E. Gilenkov and G. Vostroknutova and D. Kell and M. Young and A. Kaprelyants},
  journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          233-40
        }
}
Very little is known about the culturability and viability of mycobacteria following their phagocytosis by macrophages. We therefore studied populations of the avirulent 'Academia' strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from murine peritoneal macrophage lysates several days post-infection in vivo. The resulting bacterial suspensions contained a range of morphological types including rods, ovoid forms and coccoid forms. Bacterial viability measured using the MPN method (dilution to… Expand
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