Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 11th, 2006
Study 1: Mycobacterium tuberculosis alpha-crystallin-like hspX gene deletion causes increased bacterial growth.
"Hypervirulent mutants of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, whose growth rates are higher in vivo, have now been reported to have mutations in both regulatory and structural genes, but the basis for this unusual phenotype is not understood.
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