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High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) can be used to investigate the lipids of the mycobacterial cell wall. As the lipid composition varies among the species, the HPLC profile can be used for species identification. This site houses the largest library of mycobacterial profiles currently available.

Mycobacterial HPLC profiles can be searched:

1) based on the species

            2) based on the pattern of peaks:

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