TABLE 1.

Mycobacterial strains tested in this study

Mycobacterium speciesStrain(s) and/or sample type (no. of isolates)
M. tuberculosis ATCC 27294, ATCC 35820, ATCC 35822, ATCC 35826, ATCC 35827, clinical isolates (169)
M. kansasii ATCC 12478, clinical isolates (38)
M. gordonae ATCC 14470, clinical isolates (48)
M. avium ATCC 25291, ATCC 35718, clinical isolates (41)
M. intracellulare ATCC 13950, ATCC 35772, clinical isolates (68)
M. chelonae ATCC 35749, ATCC 35752, clinical isolates (87)
M. kumamotonense Clinical isolate (1)
M. fortuitum Clinical isolates (8)
M. parascrofulaceum Clinical isolates (6)
M. monacense Clinical isolates (2)