Method To Reduce Contamination When Culturing Mycobacteria


Provided is a method for culturing Mycobacteria in the presence of a class A lantibiotic, thereby inhibiting or reducing bacterial contamination in the culture, without significantly disadvantageously affecting or retarding mycobacterial growth. Further provided are the Mycobacteria culture produced thereby, methods for detecting Mycobacteria in a biological sample under conditions that reduce bacterial contamination, and for diagnosing a mycobacterial infection in a biological sample from a subject suspected of having such an infection, as well as, kits useful in practicing such methods.

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  • Publication: Sep 5, 2006
  • Application: Oct 7, 2005
    US US 24566605 A
  • Priority: Oct 7, 2005
    US US 24566605 A
  • Priority: Oct 8, 2004
    US US 61700804 P

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