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J Med Microbiol. 1978 May;11(2):187-91.

Comparison of several culture media used for studies on mycobacteriophages.

Abstract

The value of RVA, N-1, 7H10, 7H11 and Sauton's media for studies on mycobacteriophage infeciton and lysis of mycobacteria was assessed. Experiments were made with mycobacteriophages BGI, BKI, CRI-3, G37, and LG, all of which lyse Mycobacterium smegmatis strain 607B, and with mycobacteriophage DS6A which lyses Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H37Rv. The methods involved "direct lysis", the measurement of "routine test dilutions" and counts of plaque-forming units. It was found that N-1, 7H10 and 7H11 media gave better overall results than RVA medium for M. smegmatis strain 607B and its phages, and that RVA medium was generally the most useful for M. tuberculositems employed.

PMID:
96257
DOI:
10.1099/00222615-11-2-187
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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