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A case of lung infection caused by an unusual strain of Nocardia farcinica.

Authors
  • Tsukamura, M
  • Shimoide, H
  • Kaneda, K
  • Sakai, R
  • Seino, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Microbiology and immunology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1988
Volume
32
Issue
5
Pages
541–546
Identifiers
PMID: 3050378
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A case of lung infection caused by an unusual strain of Nocardia farcinica is reported. This is the third case of the N. farcinica infection in this country. The strain failed to utilize rhamnose as sole carbon source, but could be identified by a numerical identification method. The mycolic acids contained 1-3 double bonds and the numbers of the carbon atoms of the mycolic acids were 50 to 60, average 56.

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