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Volume 17, Number 10—October 2011

Research

Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, People’s Republic of China, 2007–2009

Guang Xue He1Comments to Author , Hai Ying Wang1, Martien W. Borgdorff, Dick van Soolingen, Marieke J. van der Werf, Zhi Min Liu, Xue Zheng Li, Hui Guo, Yan Lin Zhao, Jay K. Varma, Christopher P. Tostado, and Susan van den Hof

Author affiliations: Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (G.X. He, H. Guo, Y.L. Zhao); University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (G.X. He, M.W. Borgdorff, M.J. van der Werf, S. van den Hof); Shandong Provincial Tuberculosis Control Center, Jinan, People’s Republic of China (H.Y. Wang, Z.M. Liu, X.Z. Li); National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands (D. van Soolingen); KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, The Hague, the Netherlands (M.J. van der Werf, S. van den Hof); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (J.K. Varma); Tsinghua University, Beijing (C.P. Tostado)

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Table 1

Allelic diversity and number of repeats among 197 TB isolates, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China, April 2007–July 2009*

Locus† Allelic diversity Allele no. No. repeats, range
QUB11b 0.703 6 1–7
Mtub21 0.642 7 1–7
Mtub4 0.621 5 1–5
MIRU26 0.595 8 3–11
QUB26 0.551 9 2–10
MIRU31 0.494 7 2–9
MIRU10 0.340 4 1–4
Mtub39 0.335 7 1–7
QUB4156 0.331 5 1–5
MIRU39 0.326 3 2–4
ETR-A 0.303 7 1–7
Mtub30 0.295 4 2–5
MIRU40 0.263 6 1–6
MIRU4 0.237 6 0–7
MIRU16 0.175 4 1–4
MIRU27 0.156 3 1–3
ETR-B 0.146 3 1–3
MIRU20 0.146 3 1–3
MIRU23 0.093 4 2–6
Mtub34 0.073 2 2–3
Mtub29 0.055 4 2–5
ETR-C 0.055 3 2–4
MIRU2 0.000 1 1
MIRU24 0.000 1 1

*Allelic diversity and number of repeats was determined by using a 24-locus mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit (MIRU)–variable-number of tandem repeats. TB, tuberculosis.
†Loci are listed within each isolate group in descending order of allelic diversity.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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