Atlas of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis reveals in-depth information about mycobacterium tuberculosis which has never before been reported. Using atomic force microscopy (AFM), the in-depth phenotypic interaction that occurs in different stages of the tuberculosis lifecycle is illustrated, including resting, exponential, and dormant states.
Coverage also includes the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of mycobacterium, including pigmentation, morphology of colonies, size and shape, and the phenotypic changes from susceptible to resistant, all shown with images from electronic and atomic force microscopes.
This book will open a new window into the results of molecular changes at the cellular level, guiding researchers and scientists to think in new ways about the area of cell wall and the reproductive and drug resistance phenomena surrounding tuberculosis.
- Identifies the different stages and morphological aspects of mycobacterium tuberculosis with the use of new microscopy techniques
- Includes never-before-seen photographs from the personal collection and scientific achievement of the authors
- Outlines the nature of the lifecycle of mycobacterium tuberculosis in relation to adaptation in humans
Dr. Velayati is the Director of National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NRITLD) at the Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He is full professor of Pediatric infectious Disease which has guided more than 200 M.D and PhD students. His previous books on Tuberculosis (Persian-language) has been awarded at national academy of medical sciences. He is head of Mycobacteriology Research Center in NRITLD, where directly monitor the basic and clinical trial on tuberculosis, Dr. Velayati is president of Asian African Society of Mycobacteriology and Chief Editor of International journal of Mycobacteriology.
He has published the majority of work in the Medicine area (64%) and holds a 1.0 FWCI in that area. 2.7 is the average number of citations per publication authored by Dr. Velayati.