Aerobically growing, Gram-positive bacilli. Mycobacteria resist decolourisation with dilute acids and therefore are regarded as acid-fast. Well-known representative of mycobacteria is Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which causes tuberculosis.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is mostly transmitted via airborne infection.

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