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Volume 14, Number 12—December 2008

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Mycobacterium bovis Strains Causing Smear-Positive Human Tuberculosis, Southwest Ireland

Olabisi Ojo, Stella Sheehan, G. Daniel Corcoran, Melissa Okker, Karen Gover, Vladyslav Nikolayevsky, Timothy Brown, James Dale, Stephen V. Gordon1, Francis Drobniewski, and Michael B. PrenticeComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University College Cork, Cork, Ireland (O. Ojo, M.B. Prentice); Cork University Hospital, Cork (S. Sheehan, G.D. Corcoran, M.B. Prentice); Veterinary Laboratories Agency Weybridge, Surrey, UK (M. Okker, K. Gover, J. Dale, S.V. Gordon); Health Protection Agency Barts and the London School of Medicine, London, UK (V. Nikolayevsky, T. Brown, F. Drobniewski);

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Table 1

Heterogeneity of each MIRU-VNTR locus of Mycobacterium bovis isolates, southwest Ireland, 1998–2006*

VNTR locus Isolate No. tandem repeat copies
HGDI Allelic
variants
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1895 QUB1895 0 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.47 3
2163a QUB11a 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0.69 3
2163b QUB11b 0 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.47 3
2165 ETR-A 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 8 0 0 0 0 0.47 3
2461 ETR-B 0 0 0 1 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.49 4
2687 MIRU24 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.55 2
2996 MIRU26 0 0 0 1 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.60 4
3232 QUB3232 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 1 1 0.62 5
3336 QUB3336 0 0 1 6 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.67 4
4052 QUB26 0 0 2 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.47 3

*MIRU, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive units; VNTR, variable-number tandem repeats; HGDI, Hunter Gaston Discriminatory Index; QUB, Queen’s University Belfast; ETR, exact tandem repeat.

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1Current affiliation: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.

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