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Rifampicin-treated M. smegmatis

M_smegmatis GFP rif 013_SHW

Mycobacterium smegmatis containing a green fluorescent protein (GFP) gene grown in a microfluidic chip, treated with rifampicin (the most important anti-TB drug) and stained.  Dead bacteria appear red, and live bacteria (expressing GFP) are green.  These are potential persister bacilli, surviving the drug treatment. (Submitted by Suzie Hingley-Wilson, Nan Ma and Johnjoe McFadden, University of Surrey)

Acid-fast staining of M. tuberculosis bacilli (submitted by Suzie Hingley-Wilson, University of Surrey)

Acid-fast staining of M. tuberculosis bacilli (submitted by Suzie Hingley-Wilson, University of Surrey)

Acid-fast staining of M. tuberculosis bacilli (submitted by Suzie Hingley-Wilson, University of Surrey)