Heat susceptibility of aquatic mycobacteria.

  title={Heat susceptibility of aquatic mycobacteria.},
  author={Roland R Schulze-R{\"o}bbecke and K. Buchholtz},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  volume={58 6},
An investigation was carried out to measure the heat susceptibility of opportunistic mycobacteria frequently isolated from domestic water supply systems. The study was conducted under standardized conditions designed to resemble those found in oligotrophic aquatic habitats. Strains of the following species were tested: Mycobacterium avium, M. chelonae, M. fortuitum, M. intracellulare, M. kansasii (two strains), M. marinum, M. phlei, M. scrofulaceum, and M. xenopi. Suspensions of the test… CONTINUE READING


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