The scent of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

@article{Syhre2008TheSO,
  title={The scent of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.},
  author={M. Syhre and S. Chambers},
  journal={Tuberculosis},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          317-23
        }
}
  • M. Syhre, S. Chambers
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Tuberculosis
  • Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) kills nearly 2 million people annually, yet rapid diagnosis still relies on a 100-year-old method of sputum staining for acid-fast bacilli. The advent of solid phase micro-extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry makes it possible to systematically investigate whether volatile metabolites from organisms belonging to the genus Mycobacterium can be used as a rapid and highly selective alternative to the traditional diagnostic methods. We have identified… CONTINUE READING
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