Survival and dormancy of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in the environment.

@article{Whittington2004SurvivalAD,
  title={Survival and dormancy of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in the environment.},
  author={Richard J Whittington and Dustin J Marshall and Paul J. Nicholls and Ian B. Marsh and Leslie A Reddacliff},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={2989-3004}
}
The survival of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis was studied by culture of fecal material sampled at intervals for up to 117 weeks from soil and grass in pasture plots and boxes. Survival for up to 55 weeks was observed in a dry fully shaded environment, with much shorter survival times in unshaded locations. Moisture and application of lime to soil did not affect survival. UV radiation was an unlikely factor, but infrared wavelengths leading to diurnal temperature flux may be the… CONTINUE READING
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