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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.
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Noun1.mycobacteria - 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
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Contract notice: call for participation request - application form for purchase file "delivery, integration into existing environment, disposables and maintenance for automated system for culture of mycobacteria and automated blood culture system
In sections on general considerations, clinical syndromes, and nontuberculous mycobacteria, it examines such aspects as laboratory diagnosis and susceptibility testing for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the role of surgery in the diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, central nervous system tuberculosis, cardiovascular tuberculosis, tuberculosis associated with HIV infection, and Mycobacterium bovis and other uncommon members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.
Non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are acid-fast bacteria categorized into rapidly growing and slow growing mycobacteria.
The paper presents the study of the habitat of mycobacteria in various natural and climatic zones of the Karaganda region, which showed that out of all the isolated cultures, 307 (94.
Acid-fast mycobacteria that do not produce tuberculosis or Hansen's disease are grouped under non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) or atypical mycobacteria (1).
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Distribution of mycobacteria in clinically healthy ornamental fish and their aquarium environment.
Non-tuberculousis mycobacteria (NTM) especially rapid growing mycobacteria (RGM) are environmental opportunistic pathogens and their role in human disease is increasingly recognized.
Atypical mycobacteria have been known to colonize tap water, natural waters and soil and thus can easily contaminate solutions and disinfectants used in hospital settings.
6) However, mycobacteria can become aerosolized from aqueous sources, and the strains that are more easily aerosolized are phenotypically the same as the ones that cause pulmonary infections.