Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Related to Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Mycobacterium leprae, Mycobacterium avium complex
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Noun1.Mycobacterium tuberculosis - cause of tuberculosisMycobacterium tuberculosis - cause of tuberculosis    
mycobacteria, mycobacterium - rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases
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"It has been known for years that Mycobacterium tuberculosis can use carbon monoxide, but nobody knew why," said fellow study co-first author, Katie Bayly.
Tuberculosis in elephants: antibody responses to defined antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, potential for early diagnosis, and monitoring of treatment.
Evaluation of T-cell responses to novel RD1- and RD2-encoded Mycobacterium tuberculosis gene products for specific detection of human tuberculosis infection.
In vitro activities of linezolid against clinical isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that are susceptible or resistant to first-line anti-tuberculous drugs.
The causative agent of the disastrous tuberculosis disease is Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC).
Time-kill kinetics of anti-tuberculosis drugs, and emergence of resistance, in relation to metabolic activity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Antimicrob Chemother 2010; 65(12): 2582-9.
Kato-Maeda et al., "Use of Whole Genome Sequencing to Determine the Microevolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis during an Outbreak," PLoS ONE, vol.
Accurate identification of Nocardia species is burdened by its characteristic branching on Gram staining, which makes it seem acid fast and mimics Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Besides, conventional methods involve long-term culture, the identification of growth characteristics of colonies, assessment of microscopic morphology of colonies, and biochemical and susceptibility testing.
The mechanism of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis can occur in several ways, (1) a decrease in the effectiveness of the drug due to over production of its target protein, (2) drug efflux that cause the drug could not reach to its target, and (3) alteration of in the drug target protein due to mutations of their genes.

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