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Table 2 Abundance of mycobacteria in A. polyphaga strain Linc-AP1 and their preferential location in amoebal cyst wall.

From: Surviving within the amoebal exocyst: the Mycobacterium avium complex paradigm

MAC species No. of vacuoles that contain mycobacteria Location in amoebal cyst wall
M. timonense 1.3 ± 0.5 vacuoles Exocyst
M. bouchedurhonense 2.1 ± 1.7 vacuoles Exocyst
M. marseillense 2.4 ± 1.4 vacuoles Exocyst, clear region, cytoplasm
M. avium (M. avium subsp. avium) 2.6 ± 2.2 vacuoles Exocyst
M. chimaera 3.6 ± 2.6 vacuoles Exocyst, cytoplasm
M. intracellulare 4.6 ± 4.8 vacuoles Exocyst, Endocyst
M. colombiense 5.7 ± 6.2 vacuoles Exocyst, cytoplasm
M. arosiense 9.4 ± 15.2 vacuoles Exocyst