TY - CHAP A1 - María Mercedes Zambrano A2 - Ginna Hernández-Neuta A3 - Iván Hernández-Neuta A4 - Andrea Sandoval A5 - Andrés Cubillos-Ruiz A6 - Alejandro Reyes A7 - Patricia Del Portillo ED1 - Pere-Joan Cardona Y1 - 2012-02-17 PY - 2012 T1 - Genomic Variability of Mycobacterium 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. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/31276 DO - 10.5772/31276 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-18 ER -