Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Case Study

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Mycobacterium tuberculosis is a nonmotile, acid-fast, obligate aerobe. The cell wall of the mycobacterium is unique in that it is composed mainly of acidic waxes, specifically mycolic acids. Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the etiologic agent of tuberculosis in humans (Kenneth Todar, 2012). In the study of Maleana Ozimek, Mycobacterium tuberculosis is unusually resistant to drying and chemicals, contributing to the ease with which it is transmitted. The bacteria are spread from person to person in tiny microscopic droplets when a tuberculosis sufferer coughs, sneezes, speaks, sings, or laughs. Only people with active tuberculosis can spread the disease to others. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, 2012). Slow growth rate is…show more content…
In the study “Alternative vegetable nutrient source for microbial growth” by Deivanayaki M, and Anthony Iruthayaraj P, 2012, fresh raw vegetables like carrot, cabbage, tomato and pumpkin supply the needed vitamins and minerals for the five different formulations of both solid and liquid media to support the growth of Staphylococcus sp., Escherichia coli, Klebsiella sp., Salmonella sp., and fungi. All the formulations produced good growth of microbes similar to the conventional media. In the study of Ravathie Arulanantham, Sevvel Pathmanathan, Nirmala Ravimannan and Kularajany Niranjan, 2012, they culture Escherichia coli, Bacillus sp., Klebsiella sp., Staphylococcus sp. and Pseudomonas test microorganisms using edible leguminous seeds such as green gram, black gram, soya meat and cowpea which are all rich in protein. Based on their findings, it is concluded that, Staphylococcus sp. generally grows well in all the protein formulations and Klebsiella sp. generally grows least in the protein formulations

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