Talk:Host Dependency of Mycobacterium leprae

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What I liked most about your topic was how you compared M. tuberculosis to M. leprae. I found it most surprising that M. leprae had lost the genes encoding for NADH. When you say that this results in a less efficient aerobic pathway, do you know what levels of oxygen are the best for culturing the bacteria or if the oxygen levels impact how it tends to colonize epithelial cells and nonmyelin producing Schwann cells? I thought that how dead M. leprae cells or the cell wall in itself could still cause demyelination to occur was very interesting! Overall, I thought the topic was really interesting. While it covering quite a few different topics, all were explained very completely.