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Conditions relevant to the occurrence of acid-fast bacilli in sphagnum vegetation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7196139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Biotopes with intact sphagnum vegetation were studied in Naustdal, West Norway: the health district with the former highest leprosy incidence rates in Norway. Concentration of acid-fast bacilli and concentration of non-cultivable acid-fast bacilli found in the vegetation fluid were compared with a series of variables related to the local environment and to the samples of vegetation. In bivariate analyses high concentrations were found in biotopes with orientation toward South, with a high coverage of vascular plants and with presence of Ericaceae. High concentrations were also found where dry weight of a vegetation was high, where pH in the fluid was low and where dry weight of the fluid was high. In a multivariate analysis, log-linear model, based on concentration of acid-fast bacilli as the dependent variable and orientation, pH, dry weight of vegetation and dry weight of fluid as the independent variables, all two-factor effects including the dependent variable were retained in the model. Furthermore, orientation versus dry weight of vegetation and dry weight of fluid versus dry weight of vegetation were retained.
Authors:
L M Irgens; J Kazda; K Müller; G E Eide
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta pathologica et microbiologica Scandinavica. Section B, Microbiology     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0105-0656     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand B     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-09-15     Completed Date:  1981-09-15     Revised Date:  2009-06-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7508472     Medline TA:  Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand B     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bacillus / isolation & purification*
Botany
Geography
Humans
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Leprosy / epidemiology
Mycobacterium / isolation & purification*
Norway
Plants / microbiology*

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