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Volume 16, Number 2—February 2010

Research

Associations between Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains and Phenotypes

Timothy Brown1, Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy1, Preya Velji, and Francis DrobniewskiComments to Author 
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.

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Table 3

Association between Mycobacterium tuberculosis spoligotypes, deletions, and allelic variants in the locus MIRU24, UK*

Deletion mapping and VNTR typing results Spoligotype families
Mycobacterium bovis, n = 14 M. africanum, n = 41 M. tuberculosis
EAI, n = 241 Other, n = 55
TbD1+ 14 41 239 19
TbD1– 0 0 2 36
RD9+ 0 1 235 46
RD9– 14 40 6 9
MIRU24>2 14 30 240 24
MIRU24<1 0 11 1 31

*MIRU, mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit; EAI, East African–Indian; VNTR, variable number tandem repeat.

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