Controlling gene expression in mycobacteria.

The genus mycobacterium contains some of the most important human pathogens, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis in approximately 8 million people annually; Mycobacterium leprae, the etiologic agent of leprosy, which affects millions of people in Asia, Africa and Latin America; and Mycobacterium bovis, which causes tuberculosis… CONTINUE READING