LR aggregation produced by gamma-irradiated <i>Mtb</i> strains and CFP does not equal aggregation observed with live bacteria.

<p>Data from <a href="" target="_blank">figures 3</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">4</a> were combined for comparison with LR aggregation data from live bacteria experiments. Less than 55% of the aggregation observed with live <i>Mtb</i> infection is detected when CFP or gamma-irradiated strains H37Rv, HN878 and CDC1551 are used (*p-value <0.001, 0.01 and 0.05, respectively). (GIB- gamma irradiated bacteria; LB- live bacteria; CFP- culture filtrate proteins).</p>