Mycosides: a New Class of Type-Specific Glycolipids of Mycobacteria

  title={Mycosides: a New Class of Type-Specific Glycolipids of Mycobacteria},
  author={Donald W. Smith and Harrison M. Randall and A. P. Maclennan and Edgar Lederer},
STUDIES by the combined techniques of chromatography and infra-red spectroscopy of the lipid content of 85 strains of Mycobacteria including human, bovine and avian species and representatives of the atypical acid-fast group1, have led to the recognition that some of the compounds are limited in distribution to a single species of organism and may in fact serve to distinguish between the various species of Mycobacteria. The distribution of these substances in the various species of Mycobacteria… Expand
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