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Mycolic acid patterns of representative strains of Mycobacterium fortuitum, 'Myobacterium peregrinum' and Mycobacterium smegmatis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6726178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Representative strains of Mycobacterium fortuitum, 'Mycobacterium peregrinum' and Mycobacterium smegmatis were degraded by acid methanolysis and patterns of long-chain compounds were determined by two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography. The same general pattern of mycolic acid methyl esters was found in all 39 strains examined, the major components being so-called alpha-mycolates and characteristic pairs of polar mycolates. Analysis of alkaline methanolysates of selected strains confirmed that these polar mycolates were derived from epoxymycolic acids, as found previously.
D E Minnikin; S M Minnikin; I G Hutchinson; M Goodfellow; J M Grange
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of general microbiology     Volume:  130     ISSN:  0022-1287     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gen. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1984 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-07-02     Completed Date:  1984-07-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375371     Medline TA:  J Gen Microbiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  363-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chromatography, Thin Layer
Mycobacteria, Atypical / analysis
Mycobacterium / analysis*,  classification
Mycolic Acids / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Mycolic Acids

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