Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 24th, 2003
"The susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium smegmatis to a range of weak acids and acid pH was investigated" in a study conducted Ying Zhang and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.
M. tuberculosis proved highly susceptible to a number of weak acids, Zhang and coauthors found.
The antituberculous activity of these acids was greater in low pH conditions compared to neutral or basic conditions,...
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