Comparative physiology of Mycobacterium abscessus in synthetic laboratory medium and cystic fibrosis sputum
Mycobacterium abscessus complex is a group of rapid-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria that are multidrug resistant and that cause chronic pulmonary infections in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF) and other pre-disposing conditions. Research progress is challenged by the lack of laboratory models that mimic the lung environment, a nutritionally complex environment not well represented by current laboratory medium. In this study, the growth characteristics and gene expression profile of a diverse panel of M. abscessus isolates were characterized and compared when grown in 7H9 Middlebrook ...
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