Utilization of nitrate or nitrite as single nitrogen source by Mycobacterium avium.

@article{McCarthy1987UtilizationON,
  title={Utilization of nitrate or nitrite as single nitrogen source by Mycobacterium avium.},
  author={Clare McCarthy},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={263-7}
}
Twenty L-amino acids and several inorganic compounds were tested individually, as a sole nitrogen source, for ability to support the growth of Mycobacterium avium LM1 serovar 1. Of the amino acids tested, only L-glutamine provided nutritional support comparable to that of ammonium chloride at 1 mM. With either 1 mM potassium nitrate or nitrite substituted for ammonium chloride, similar numbers of CFU were produced. M. avium cells were grown in potassium nitrate or nitrite concentrations of 0.25… CONTINUE READING