tuberculous mycobacteria

tuberculous mycobacteria

Mycobacteria that can cause TB or TB-like clinical disease: M tuberculosis, M bovis, M africanum
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Other tuberculous mycobacteria that cause disease in humans are M.
Environmental mycobacteria also referred to as atypical mycobacteria or non tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are common saprophytes in all natural ecosystems, such as water, soil, food and dust (1-3).
Several other non tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) species yielded the same doublet pattern obtained for M.