vole bacillus

vole bacillus
vole bacillus n a bacterium of the genus Mycobacterium (M. microti) that is closely related to the tubercle bacillus (M. tuberculosis), was first isolated from a wild European vole of the genus Microtus (M. agrestis), and has been used in vaccines against tuberculosis

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Mycobacterium microti.

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