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M. tuberculosis passes the litmus test

One of the body's key defenders against infection—the activated macrophage—engulfs bacteria and destroys them with an acid cocktail inside lysosomes. Mycobacterium tuberculosis seems to have evolved a strategy to cope with this threat (pages 849–854).

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Figure 1: Survival tactics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).

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MacMicking, J. M. tuberculosis passes the litmus test. Nat Med 14, 809–810 (2008).

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