Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Genotype Emerging in Vietnam
Dang Duc Anh*, Martien W. Borgdorff†, L.N. Van‡, N.T.N. Lan§, Tamara van Gorkom¶, Kristin Kremer¶, and Dick van Soolingen¶
Author affiliations: *National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam; †Royal Netherlands Tuberculosis Association, The Hague, The Netherlands; ‡National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Hanoi, Vietnam; §Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and ¶National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Figure. Representative spoligotype patterns of the Beijing (A) and the Vietnam (B) genotypes. Numbers indicate the spacer oligonucleotide sequences, present on the reversed line blot, which are derived from reference Mycobacterium tuberculosis strain H37Rv and M. bovis BCG vaccine strain P3.
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