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Comparative Mycobacteriology of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

Gordon, Stephen V.; Behr, Marcel A.;
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  • Published: 13 Jun 2014
  • Publisher: CAB International
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) is a group of highly genetically related pathogens that cause tuberculosis (TB) in mammalian species. However, the very name of the complex underlines the fact that our knowledge of these pathogens is dominated by studies on the human pathogen, M. tuberculosis. Of course this is entirely justified; M. tuberculosis is a major global pathogen that exacts a horrendous burden in terms of mortality and morbidity so it is appropriate that it is the cornerstone of the complex. In the same way as M. tuberculosis is the best studied human tubercle bacillus, our knowledge of the animal-adapted strains has been dominated by stu...
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