Microbiology of tubercle bacilli.

  title={Microbiology of tubercle bacilli.},
  author={Lawrence G. Wayne},
  journal={The American review of respiratory disease},
  volume={125 3 Pt 2},
Based on conventional taxonomic analyses, as well as molecular level studies on DNA and catalases, the tuberculosis complex (M. tuberculosis, M. microti, M. bovis, and M. africanum) appears to consist of a single species. This species does not occur normally free in nature, but depends on host-to-host transmission for its continued existence. Members of the complex are sufficiently distinct genetically from known free-living mycobacteria so that it is unlikely that they would evolve from the… CONTINUE READING
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