Occurrence of Dimorphic Forms of Mycobacterium phlei

  title={Occurrence of Dimorphic Forms of Mycobacterium phlei},
  author={Duncan E S Stewart-Tull},
DURING the course of an investigation concerning the lipid fractions of Mycobacterium phlei it was found that liquid cultures which had been incubated for a period of 1 week at 37° showed the formation of a dry, rough pellicle. However, after incubation for 5 weeks only a sparse pellicle remained and the rough pellicle observed at 1 and 2 weeks had fallen to the bottom of the pan, forming a thick, mucoidal deposit. This deposit was unlike the granular deposit obtained in young cultures of… CONTINUE READING