Large sequence polymorphisms classify Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with ancestral spoligotyping patterns

Laura Flores, Tran Van, Sujatha Narayanan, Kathryn DeRiemer, Midori Kato-Maeda, Sebastien Gagneux

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Genomic deletion analysis revealed that strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis exhibiting spoligotyping patterns with almost all spacers present belong either to a strain lineage that includes the W-Beijing strain family or to the ancestral strain lineage of M. tuberculosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3393-3395
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2007


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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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