The Chronology of Mycobacteria and the Development of Mycobacterial Ecology

Chapter

In addition to microbiology, three other sciences, epidemiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, have contributed a great deal to recent advances in our knowledge of the genus Mycobacterium. Species from this genus are among the most important micro-organisms and include the causative agents of tuberculosis in humans and animals. The ecology of mycobacteria began to develop early after the discovery of the first pathogenic species and its further development differed from mainstream microbiology.

Keywords

Hydrolysis Starch Dust Carbolic Acid Carbohydrate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of KielKielGermany

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