OPA, strain BCG, mycobactericidal, mycobacterium
Objectives: To assess the mycobactericidal efficacy of an agent relatively new to disinfection, ortho-phthalaldehyde (OPA) and to compare the resistances of three Mycobacterium species. Mycobacterium bovis (strain BCG) was compared with Mycobacterium chelonae and Mycobacterium terrae to investigate the feasibility of using either of the latter two species in tuberculocidal testing. M chelonae (a rapid grower) and M terrae (an intermediate grower) both grow faster and are less virulent than M bovis (a slow grower).
Original Publication Citation
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2.5(May 1999): 324-33.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Robison, Richard A.; Gregory, Adam W.; Schaalje, G. Bruce; and Smart, Jonathan D., "The Mycobactericidal Efficacy of Orthophthalaldehyde and the Comparative Resistances of Mycobacterium Bovis, Mycobacterium Terrae, and Mycobacterium Chelonae" (1999). All Faculty Publications. 620.
University of Chicago Press
Microbiology and Molecular Biology
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