Heterogeneity among Mycobacterium ulcerans Isolates from Africa
Published Date:May 2006
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 12(5):844-847.
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Molecular Sequence Data
Mycobacterium Infections, Nontuberculous
Tandem Repeat Sequences
Description:Mycobacterium ulcerans causes Buruli ulcer, an ulcerative skin disease in tropical and subtropical areas. Despite restricted genetic diversity, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit-variable-number tandem repeat analysis on M. ulcerans revealed 3 genotypes from different African countries. It is the first time this typing method succeeded directly on patient samples.
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