Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Genome Biol. 2001;2(8):REVIEWS1023. Epub 2001 Aug 3.

The genome of Mycobacterium leprae: a minimal mycobacterial gene set.

Author information

1
Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA. Varalakshmi.Vissa@colostate.edu

Abstract

Comparison of the recently sequenced genome of the leprosy-causing pathogen Mycobacterium leprae with other mycobacterial genomes reveals a drastic gene reduction and decay in M. leprae affecting many metabolic areas, exemplified by the retention of a minimal set of genes required for cell-wall biosynthesis.

PMID:
11532219
PMCID:
PMC138955
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Support Center