mycobactin


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mycobactin

[¦mī·kō¦bak·tən]
(biochemistry)
Any compound produced by some strains, and required for growth by other strains, of Mycobacteria.
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1% glycerol (v/v) and 10% oleic acid dextrose catalase (Difco laboratoriesand supplemented with of 20 mg/L mycobactin J (AlliedMonitor, Fayette, USA) was also included.
The salicylate-derived mycobactin siderophores of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are essential for growth in macrophages.