Description of Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum sp. nov., a leprosy-derived Corynebacterium.

@article{Brown1984DescriptionOC,
  title={Description of Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum sp. nov., a leprosy-derived Corynebacterium.},
  author={Spencer Brown and Marie Antoinette Lan{\'e}elle and Jean Asselineau and L Barksdale},
  journal={Annales de microbiologie},
  year={1984},
  volume={135B 3},
  pages={251-67}
}
Leprosy-derived corynebacteria (LDC) have been extensively studied over the past decade. A composite of their biological properties (cell morphology, staining reactions, cellular inclusions and guanine-plus-cytosine content of their deoxyribonucleic acid; 16 strains studied) and their chemical structures (peptidoglycan type, major cell wall polysaccharide, major glycolipid as well as characteristic mycolic acids) appears to define them as members of the genus Corynebacterium. In relation to… CONTINUE READING

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