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n. pl. my·co·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various rod-shaped, aerobic, often pathogenic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, including the causative agents of tuberculosis and leprosy.

my′co·bac·ter′i·al adj.


n, pl -ria (-rɪə)
(Microbiology) any of the rod-shaped Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, some of which cause human diseases, such as tuberculosis and leprosy


(ˌmaɪ koʊ bækˈtɪər i əm)

n., pl. -te•ri•a (-ˈtɪər i ə)
any of several rod-shaped aerobic bacteria of the genus Mycobacterium, certain species of which, as M. tuberculosis, are pathogenic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Mycobacterium - nonmotile Gram-positive aerobic bacteria


n. L. Mycobacterium, especie de bacterias gram-positivas en forma de bastoncillo que incluyen bacterias causantes de la lepra y la tuberculosis.
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Mycobacterium marinum significantly decreased over time (modeled annual change -0.
Dichotomous role of the macrophage in early Mycobacterium marinum infection of the zebrafish.
Contrarily, Ishikawa (23) did not observe giant cells 84 DPI with Mycobacterium marinum in Oreochromis niloticus.
sup][23] two NTM that affect humans, Mycobacterium marinum and Mycobacterium kansasii , contain the ESAT-6 or CFP-10 antigens used in the IGRA assays.
67) carried out an experiment testing subjects infected with Mycobacterium marinum or Mycobacterium kansasii on the responsiveness of their peripheral blood cells against stimulus with DosR antigens.
kansasii is seldom reported to infect via direct inoculation while organisms such as Mycobacterium fortuitum, Mycobacterium chelonae, and Mycobacterium marinum are well-known causes of localized trauma-associated infections.
The department was informed of 30 cases of infection caused by Mycobacterium marinum, a bacterium.
Mycobacteria are aerobic and non-motile bacteria (with the exception of Mycobacterium marinum which is motile within macrophages) which are characteristically alcohol-acid fast (10).
Mycobacterium marinum was diagnosed based on results of biopsy and culture.
Only occasional false positive results have been reported showing cross-reaction with nontuberculous mycobacteria, for example one Mycobacterium flavescens strain and one Mycobacterium marinum strain tested by the immunochromatographic test (MPB64-ICA) [9], also one Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex strain and one Mycobacterium chelonae strain tested by the Capilia test [15].
To study how this transfer takes place, microbiologists are studying the infectious microbe Mycobacterium marinum, which uses an actin-containing structure called an "ejectosome.
Other bacterial infections seen in anti-TNF-treated patients included gram-negative bacterial cellulitis in four, severe Clostridium difficile infections in three, and tuberculosis with fatal pneumonia, Mycobacterium marinum joint infection, and Nocardia pneumonia in one each.

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