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Latency in M. tuberculosis - A Highly Dynamic Phenomenon

Maria Lerm of Linkoping University in Sweden will test her hypothesis that TB latency is a dynamic process in which a portion of the bacilli, when ingested by macrophages, trigger a genetic program where bacteria cycle between active and latent phases. Understanding whether this dynamic cycle exists could give new insights into maintaining or targeting the latent bacteria, which is the major reservoir of TB globally.

More information about Explore the Basis of Latency in Tuberculosis (Round 2)

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