Growth of Mycobacterium leprae in thyroxine treated culture medium--a preliminary report.

@article{Biswas1978GrowthOM,
  title={Growth of Mycobacterium leprae in thyroxine treated culture medium--a preliminary report.},
  author={Surajit Kumar Biswas},
  journal={Leprosy in India},
  year={1978},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={57-63}
}
A new approach in cultivation of Mycobacterium leprae in thyroxine treated Lowenstein-Jensen media is reported. The method has been proved to be successful as the organisms multiplied and remained viable in the thyroxine solution added at the bottom of the culture vial, for a period of 18 to 20 weeks of incubation at 37 degrees C. This has been possible due… CONTINUE READING