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First Isolation of Mycobacterium ulcerans from an Aquatic Environment: The End of a 60-Year Search?

  • Tim Stinear mail,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

  • Paul D. R. Johnson

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, Department of Infectious Diseases, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Australia

  • Published: March 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000216

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