I am reading Murray's Microbiology book and thinking what how you understand the use of semicolons:
[Mycobacteria cell wall is a complex, lipid-rich.] It is responsible for many of the characteristic properties of the bacteria (eg acid-fastness; slow growth, resistance to detergents, common antibacterial antibiotics, and the host immune response; antigenicity).
Are slow growth, resistance to detergents, common antibacterial antibiotics and the host immune response somehow related?
Then, I do not understand why they use the last semicolon, just below the word antigenicity.
How do you read the sentence inside the brackets which has many semicolons?