Mycobacteriology is a sub-category of bacteriology which deals with all the species of mycobacterium such as mycobacterium avium, mycobacterium tuberculosis, mycobacterium paratuberculosis, etc. of all mycobacterium tuberculosis is the main causative organism of tuberculosis which affects human lung and leprosy which affects human skin. In animals, it causes mad-cow disease in animals. Measures have been taken by WHO to eradicate leprosy worldwide. Tuberculosis is associated with HIV, as patients suffering from HIV are highly prone to tuberculosis. Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results. Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers.
Last date updated on June, 2014