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Year : 2002  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 174-177

Uncultivable bacteria: Implications and recent trends towards identification


Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India

Correspondence Address:
S C Parija
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry - 605 006
India
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Diseases due to uncultivable bacteria could represent emerging infectious diseases. However, the growing importance of these pathogens remains ill understood and undefined. Non-culture based approaches, especially molecular genetic methods are evolving as the most important tool in our understanding of these enigmatic pathogens. This article attempts to discuss the scientific implications of the evolution of uncultivable bacteria, review the recent trends in identification, and highlight their relevance in clinical medicine.






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