High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) has been demonstrated to be a suitable technique for determining the species of mycobacteria on the basis of their mycolic acid pattern. Representative HPLC profiles, which are needed for the visual recognition of chromatograms, have been published for the most frequently encountered mycobacterial species. However very few chromatographic patterns are available in the literature for less common species. Using the HPLC technique, we were able to confirm its usefulness for the speciation of rare species. The technique was also crucial for the recognition and description of a new mycobacterial species.
|Translated title of the contribution||Utility of HPLC for identification of fastidious mycobacterial species|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)