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The effect of chick embryo extract on the growth and morphology of tubercle bacilli.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of experimental medicine
Publication Date
Volume
88
Issue
3
Pages
355–360
Identifiers
PMID: 18881493
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Aqueous extracts of 11-day-old chick embryos enhance the growth of tubercle bacilli in oleic acid-albumin media. These extracts also increase the tendency of virulent strains to exhibit the serpentine pattern of growth and confer this property on avirulent variants which normally grow unoriented in clumps. Growth in the presence of chick embryo extract slightly increases the virulence of the virulent strains but does not confer virulence on the avirulent variants.

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