Any of various rod-shaped bacteria, some saprophytic or causing diseases.
a type of slow-growing bacterium; resistant to the body's defense mechanisms and are responsible for diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy
Gram-positive, aerobic, mostly slow-growing genus of bacteria containing many species, including the highly pathogenic organisms that cause tuberculosis.
A class of gram-positive, aerobic, slow-growing bacterium. It has many species; one of them causes tuberculosis.
tuberculosis Bacteria that cause TB infection and TB disease.
a family of related bacteria characterised by a lipid-rich waxy coat that results in acid fast staining, which include species that cause TB. The mycobacterium responsible for bovine tuberculosis is mycobacterium bovis.
tuberculosis Bacteria that causes latent TB infection and TB disease.
a group of BACTERIA with many disease-causing members. The causative agents for TUBERCULOSIS, leprosy and MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX (MAC) all belong to this group.
Any bacterium of the genus Mycobacterium or a closely related genus.
A group of bacteria with many disease-causing members. The causative agents for tuberculosis (TB) ( M. tuberculosis), leprosy ( M. leprae) and MAC all belong to this group.
Mycobacterium is a genus of Actinobacteria, given its own family, the Mycobacteriaceae. It includes many pathogens known to cause serious diseases in mammals, including tuberculosis and leprosy.