Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria

Patricia J. Simner, Reeti Khare, Nancy L. Wengenack

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Recognized species of rapidly growing mycobacteria have increased significantly in number over the past decade. Traditional biochemical methods of identification and differentiation have been replaced by molecular methods including sequence- and PCR-based methods. Recently, mass spectrometric methods have also been successfully utilized for discrimination to the species level. This chapter describes the current state-of-the-art for the identification of rapidly growing mycobacteria using molecular methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Medical Microbiology
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780123971692
ISBN (Print)9780123977632
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Erm
  • Mycobacteria
  • PCR
  • Rapid grower
  • Sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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