A dry environment
An acidic medium
Air at a temperature less than 61° F/16° C
The absence of oxygen
aids in the release of endotoxins.
protects the microbe from phagocytosis.
increases the release of toxins and enzymes.
prevents replication of the bacterium.
genetic information has changed.
pathogens become nonpathogens.
the microbe survives adverse conditions but can no longer replicate.
the immune response to that microbe is strengthened.
also be classified as an acid-fast bacterium.
exist in latent form inside a host cell.
reproduce very rapidly.
survive high temperatures and a dry environment.