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Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Frank G. Witebsky MD Assistant Chief1,
  2. Patricia S. Conville MS, MT(ASCP) Medical Technologist2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0047

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Witebsky, F. G. and Conville, P. S. 2010. Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology Service, Bethesda, MD, USA

  2. 2

    National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology Service, Bethesda, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Taxonomic Relationships and Grouping
  • 3
    Staining Properties
  • 4
    Phenotypic Identification
  • 5
    Chromatography
  • 6
    Molecular Testing
  • 7
    Strain Typing
  • 8
    Assessment of Clinical Significance
  • 9
    Susceptibility Testing
  • 10
    Species Accounts
  • 11
    Summary

Keywords:

  • rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM);
  • taxonomic relationships and grouping;
  • phenotypic identification;
  • sodium chloride tolerance;
  • molecular methodologies - understanding evolutionary relationships of mycobacteria species;
  • standardized susceptibility testing procedure;
  • M. farcinogenes;
  • M. wolinskyi