Discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of tuberculosis bacilli

Discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of tuberculosis bacilli
Scientists from the CNRS, the Institut Pasteur and the Université Toulouse III have conducted a study on tuberculosis-causing bacilli, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium canettii to understand the evolutionary stages and their associated genetic adaptations that enable them to colonise humans and cause pathogenicity. Their study revealed that, the disappearance of a glycolipid from the bacterial cell envelope during evolution is the reason behind their increased pathogenicity.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum Shariff. Discovery of a critical stage in the evolution of tuberculosis bacilli . BioLim O-Media. 19 April, 2017. 5(4).
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