Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria

Patricia Simner, Reeti Khare, Nancy L. Wengenack

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Recognized species of rapidly growing mycobacteria have increased significantly in number over the past decade. Traditional biochemical methods of identification and differentiation have been replaced by molecular methods including sequence- and PCR-based methods. Recently, mass spectrometric methods have also been successfully utilized for discrimination to the species level. This chapter describes the current state-of-the-art for the identification of rapidly growing mycobacteria using molecular methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Medical Microbiology: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages1679-1690
Number of pages12
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9780123971692, 9780126775303
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Erm
  • Mycobacteria
  • PCR
  • Rapid grower
  • Sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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