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J Bacteriol. 1982 April; 150(1): 381–384.
PMCID: PMC220124

Isolation in high frequency of rough variants of Mycobacterium intracellulare lacking C-mycoside glycopeptidolipid antigens.


Rough variants of serovars from the Mycobacterium avium-Mycobacterium intracellulare-Mycobacterium scrofulaceum complex were isolated in high frequency from pellicle growth of the wild-type strains. Rough morphology could be correlated with the lack of an outer cell wall sheath and its constituent C-mycoside glycopeptidolipids of both the serologically active and inactive types.

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