Evidence that the spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains with the Beijing genotype is human population dependent

Hanekom, M. ; Van der Spuy, G. D. ; Gey van Pittius, N. C. ; McEvoy, C. R. E. ; Ndabambi, S. L. ; Victor, T. C. ; Hoal, E. G. ; Van Helden, Paul D. ; Warren, Robin M. (2007-07)

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Hanekom, M. et al. 2007. Evidence that the Spread of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains with the Beijing Genotype Is Human Population Dependent. J. Clin. Microbiol., 45(7):2263-2266, doi:10.1128/JCM.02354-06.

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This study describes a comparative analysis of the Beijing mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit types of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from Cape Town, South Africa, and East Asia. The results show a significant association between the frequency of occurrence of strains from defined Beijing sublineages and the human population from whom they were cultured (P < 0.0001). Copyright © 2007, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.

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