Mycobacterium tuberculosis


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My·co·bac·te·ri·um tu·ber·cu·lo·'sis

a bacterial species that causes tuberculosis in humans; it is the type species of the genus Mycobacterium.
Synonym(s): Koch bacillus, tubercle bacillus (1)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Tubercle bacillus Infectious disease The mycobacterium that causes TB. See Tuberculosis.

My·co·bac·te·ri·um tu·ber·cu·lo·sis

(mī'kō-bak-tēr'ē-ŭm tū-bĕr'kyū-lō'sis)
A bacterial species that causes tuberculosis in humans. It is the type species of the genus Mycobacterium.
Synonym(s): Koch bacillus, tubercle bacillus (1) .
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MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS: Acid-fast bacillus in sputum (orig. mag. ×500)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

The causative agent of tuberculosis in humans. See: tuberculosis; illustration
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See also: Mycobacterium
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The Xpert MTB/RIF purifies and concentrates mycobacterium tuberculosis bacilli from sputum samples, isolates genomic material from the captured bacteria by sonication and subsequently amplifies the genomic DNA by PCR.6 The process identifies all the clinically relevant rifampicin resistance inducing mutations in the RNA polymerase beta (rpoB) gene in the mycobacterium tuberculosis genome in a real time format using fluorescent probes called molecular beacons.
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