Growth and cell-division in extensive (XDR) and extremely drug resistant (XXDR) tuberculosis strains: transmission and atomic force observation.

@article{Farnia2010GrowthAC,
  title={Growth and cell-division in extensive (XDR) and extremely drug resistant (XXDR) tuberculosis strains: transmission and atomic force observation.},
  author={Parissa Farnia and Reza Masjedi Mohammad and Muayad Aghali Merza and Payam Tabarsi and Gennadii Konstantinovich Zhavnerko and Tengku Azmi Tengku Ibrahim and Ho Oi Kuan and Jalladein Ghanavei and Poopak Farnia and Reza Ranjbar and Nikolai Nikolaevich Poleschuyk and Leonid Petrovich Titov and P. Owlia and Mehadi Kazampour and Mohammad Javad Setareh and Muaryam Sheikolslami and Giovanni Battista Migliori and Ali Akbar Velayati},
  journal={International journal of clinical and experimental medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={308-14}
}
The ultra-structure of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) was examined by transmission electronic (TEM)) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The study was performed to describe the morphology of susceptible, multidrug-resistant (MDR), extensively drug-resistant (XDR) and extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis isolates (XXDR-TB) during their exponential growth phase. Four types of cell division were observed and described. While three of them (symmetrical, asymmetrical and branching type) occurred… CONTINUE READING