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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The salicylate-derived mycobactin siderophores of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are essential for growth in macrophages.
However, MAP is dependent on mycobactin for its growth, whereas M.