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Table 1 Epidemiologic and phenotypic features of NTM isolates recovered from Tunisian pulmonary TB suspects

From: Nontuberculous mycobacteria isolated from specimens of pulmonary tuberculosis suspects, Northern Tunisia: 2002–2016

Reference Year of isolation Origin Specimen Sex Runyon Classification BIOCHEMICAL TESTS
Niacin Nit- Red Urease Catalase Arylsulfatase Tween 80 β-Gal
3 days 22 °C 68 °C 3 days 14 days
TNTM1 2002 Bizerte Sputum M P/SGM + + + + + +
TNTM2 2009 Bizerte Sputum M P/SGM + + + + +/− +
TNTM3 2009 Bizerte Sputum M P/SGM + + + + +/− +
TNTM4 2010 Bizerte Sputum M P/SGM + + + + +/− +
TNTM5 2008 Bizerte Sputum M P/SGM + + + + + +
TNTM6 2002 Bizerte Sputum M P/SGM + + + + + +
TNTM7 2007 Bizerte Sputum M P/SGM + + + + + +
TNTM8 2000 Tunis Sputum M S/SGM + + + +
TNTM9 2004 Tunis Sputum M S/SGM + + + +
TNTM10 2003 Tunis Sputum F N/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM11 2011 Tunis Sputum M N/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM12 2015 Tunis Sputum F N/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM13 2011 Tunis Sputum F N/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM14 2005 Tunis Sputum M N/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM15 2004 Tunis Sputum M N/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM16 2008 Bizerte Sputum M N/RGM + + + + +
TNTM17 2003 Bizerte Sputum M P/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM18 2008 Tunis Sputum M P/RGM + + + + +
TNTM19 2008 Tunis Sputum F P/RGM + + + + +
TNTM20 2009 Tunis Sputum M P/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM21 2004 Tunis Sputum F P/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM22 2016 Tunis Sputum M S/RGM + + + + + + +
TNTM23 2003 Bizerte Sputum M S/RGM + + + +
TNTM24 2003 Tunis Sputum M S/RGM + + + +
TNTM25 2009 Tunis Sputum M N/RGM + + + + +
TNTM26 2010 Tunis Sputum F N/RGM + + + + +
TNTM27 2009 Tunis Sputum M N/RGM + + + + +
TNTM28 2010 Tunis Sputum M N/RGM + + + + + +
TNTM29 2004 Tunis Sputum F S/RGM + + + + +
TNTM30 2008 Tunis Sputum M S/RGM + + + + + +
  1. Abbreviations: M Male, F Female, P Photochromogen, S Scotochromogen, N Non chromogen, SGM Slowly Growing Mycobacteria, RGM Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria, Niacin Niacin production, NIT red Nitrate reduction, Urease Urease activity after 3 days, Tween 80 Tween 80 hydrolysis, β-Gal β-Galactosidase activity