Mycolic acids of Mycobacterium porcinum

M. Luquin, L. Margarit, M. J. Condom, V. Ausina

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The type strain of Mycobacterium porcinum had a characteristic pattern of α, α'-, and epoxymycolic acids. This pattern of mycolic acids has been found previously only in representatives of M. farcinogenes, M. fortuitum, 'M. peregrinum', M. senegalense, M. smegmatis, and M. chitae. Appropriate methods for qualitative analysis (two-dimensional thin-layer chromatography) are described. It is concluded that information on the mycobacterial mycolates should be included in the description of new mycobacterial species.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-77
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Systematic Bacteriology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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