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Mycobacterium ulcerans and Other Mycolactone-Producing Mycobacteria Should Be Considered a Single Species

  • Sacha J. Pidot,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

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  • Kingsley Asiedu,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Michael Käser,

    Affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Janet A. M. Fyfe,

    Affiliation: Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Australia

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  • Timothy P. Stinear mail

    tstinear@unimelb.edu.au

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

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  • Published: July 27, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000663

About the Authors

Sacha J. Pidot, Timothy P. Stinear
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Sacha J. Pidot, Timothy P. Stinear
Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Kingsley Asiedu
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Michael Käser
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
Michael Käser
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Janet A. M. Fyfe
Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, North Melbourne, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: tstinear@unimelb.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.