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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, Mycobacterium leprae, and Other Slow-Growing Mycobacteria

Bacteriology

Organisms and Their Biology

  1. Gaby E. Pfyffer PhD Professor of Medical Microbiology, Head1,
  2. Véronique Vincent PhD2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0046

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Pfyffer, G. E. and Vincent, V. 2010. Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex, Mycobacterium leprae, and Other Slow-Growing Mycobacteria. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Laboratory Medicine; and, Member of the Board of Hospital Directors, Department of Medical Microbiology, Luzern, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Institute Pasteur, Reference Library for Mycobacteria, Paris, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    General Characteristics
  • 2
    Mycobacterial Genomes
  • 3
    Laboratory Diagnosis of Mycobacteria
  • 4
    Description of Species and Clinical Relevance of Mycobacteria
  • 5
    Treatment of Mycobacterial Infections, Prevention, and Control
  • 6
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex;
  • Mycobacterium leprae and slow-growing 2 mycobacteria;
  • nutritional requirements and metabolic activities;
  • mycobacterial genomes;
  • polymorphic GC-rich repetitive sequences (PGRS);
  • metabolic pathways in mycobacteria;
  • mycobacteria - identification and typing methods;
  • molecular typing of M. Tuberculosis