TY - CHAP A1 - David E. Minnikin A2 - Oona Y-C. Lee A3 - Houdini H.T. Wu A4 - Gurdyal S. Besra A5 - Helen D. Donoghue ED1 - Pere-Joan Cardona Y1 - 2012-02-17 PY - 2012 T1 - Molecular Biomarkers for Ancient Tuberculosis N2 - Mycobacterium tuberculosis, as recent investigations demonstrate, has a complex signaling expression, which allows its close interaction with the environment and one of its most renowned properties: the ability to persist for long periods of time under a non-replicative status. Although this skill is well characterized in other bacteria, the intrinsically very slow growth rate of Mycobium tuberculosis, together with a very thick and complex cell wall, makes this pathogen specially adapted to the stress that could be generated by the host against them. In this book, different aspects of these properties are displayed by specialists in the field. BT - Understanding Tuberculosis SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30224 DO - 10.5772/30224 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-10 ER -