Associations between Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains and Phenotypes
Timothy Brown1, Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy1, Preya Velji, and Francis Drobniewski
Author affiliations: United Kingdom Health Protection Agency, London UK (T. Brown, F. Drobniewski); Queen Mary College, University of London, London (V. Nikolayevskyy, P. Velji, F. Drobniewski); 1These authors contributed equally to this article.
Figure 1. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex lineages as determined by Gagneux et al. (6) and Baker et al. (7) defined by mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit codes. MBOV, M. bovis; LAM, Latin American; CAS, Central Asian; EAI, East African–Indian; BCG, bacillus Calmette-Guérin; MAFR, M. africanum. The X, T, LAM, S, and Haarlem families are European American types.
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