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Table 1 M. tuberculosis strains used in this study

From: Disinfectant-susceptibility of multi-drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated in Japan

Strain Place Year Multidrug resistance Disinfectant
ADEG CG PI BK OX CS EtOH BK + EtOH
H37Rv US 1934 Type strain + + + + + + + +
2A-3-6 Japan 2002 + +
2E-1-9 Japan 2002 + + + + + +
2U-5-12 Japan 2002 + + +
2U-11-2 Japan 2002 + + + + + + +
2Z-1-3 Japan 2002 + + +
LV-15 Japan 2008 INH, RFP, SM, EB, LVFX + + + + +
LV-36 Japan 2010 INH, RFP, SM + + +
LV-79 Japan 2009 INH, RFP, SM, LVFX + + + + + + + +
  1. INH, isoniazid; RFP, rifampicin; SM, streptomycin; EB, ethambutol; and LVFX, levofloxacin, ADEG alkyldiaminoethylglycine-HCl (0.2 % W/V); CG chlorhexidine gluconate (0.1 % W/V); PI, povidine iodine (10 mg/ml as active iodine); BK benzalkonium-HCl (0.1 % W/V); OX oxydol (3 % W/V); CS cresol soap (2 % V/V); EtOH ethanol (70 % V/V); and BK + EtOH benzalkonium-HCl (0.1 % W/V) + ethanol (70 % V/V)
  2. +: the disinfectant inhibited growth of the bacteria (effective disinfectants)
  3. −: the disinfectant did not inhibit growth of the bacteria (not effective)