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Conditions relevant to the occurrence of acid-fast bacilli in sphagnum vegetation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7196139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacillus / isolation & purification*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Leprosy / epidemiology
Mycobacterium / isolation & purification*
Plants / microbiology*

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