Genetics of Mycobacterial Arabinogalactan and Lipoarabinomannan Assembly.

@article{Jankute2014GeneticsOM,
  title={Genetics of Mycobacterial Arabinogalactan and Lipoarabinomannan Assembly.},
  author={Monika Jankute and Shipra Grover and Helen L Birch and Gurdyal S Besra},
  journal={Microbiology spectrum},
  year={2014},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={MGM2-0013-2013}
}
The cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is unique in that it differs significantly from those of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The thick, carbohydrate- and lipid-rich cell wall with distinct lipoglycans enables mycobacteria to survive under hostile conditions such as shortage of nutrients and antimicrobial exposure. The key features of… CONTINUE READING