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Volume 4, Number 4—December 1998

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Mycobacterium canettii, the Smooth Variant of M. tuberculosis, Isolated from a Swiss Patient Exposed in Africa

Gaby E. Pfyffer*, Raymond Auckenthaler†, Jan D. A. van Embden‡, and Dick van Soolingen‡
Author affiliations: *University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; †University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland; and ‡National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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IS6110 (a) and IS1081 (b) hybridization patterns of PvuII-digested genomic DNA. Lanes 1 to 3: clinical M. tuberculosis isolates; lane 4: the Somali isolate, So93; lane 5: the Canetti strain isolated in France in 1969; lane 6: the Swiss isolate, NZM 217/94; lane 7: M. tuberculosis Mt14323 (reference strain). Figure c represents spoligotyping patterns. Lane 1: M. tuberculosis H37Rv (reference strain); lane 2: the Canetti strain; lane 3: the Somali isolate, So93; lane 4: the Swiss isolate, NZM 217/

Figure 2. IS6110 (a) and IS1081 (b) hybridization patterns of PvuII-digested genomic DNA. Lanes 1 to 3: clinical M. tuberculosis isolates; lane 4: the Somali isolate, So93; lane 5: the Canetti strain isolated in France in 1969; lane 6: the Swiss isolate, NZM 217/94; lane 7: M. tuberculosis Mt14323 (reference strain). Figure c represents spoligotyping patterns. Lane 1: M. tuberculosis H37Rv (reference strain); lane 2: the Canetti strain; lane 3: the Somali isolate, So93; lane 4: the Swiss isolate, NZM 217/94.

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