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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Research

Mutations in Putative Mutator Genes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Strains of the W-Beijing Family

Mina Ebrahimi Rad*, Pablo Bifani†, Carlos Martin‡, Kristin Kremer§, Sofia Samper‡, Jean Rauzier*, Barry Kreiswirth¶, Jesus Blazquez#, Marc Jouan*, Dick van Soolingen§, and Brigitte Gicquel*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; †Institut Pasteur, Lille, France; ‡Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain; §National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands; ¶Public Health Research Institute, Newark, New Jersey, USA; #National Institute of Health, Madrid, Spain

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Table 2

Characteristics of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains originating from 35 different countries

Strains Genotype No. isolates Country of isolation Group mutT2 mut T4 ogt
AU
Haarlem
1
USA
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
3,5,22,32,39,48,50,52-3,55
Haarlem
10
Argentina
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
8
Haarlem
1
Vietnam
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
13/28
Haarlem
2
Sri Lanka
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
51
Haarlem
1
the Netherlands
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
57/59
Haarlem
2
Czech republic
2
wt
wt
wt
84
Haarlem
1
Czech Republic
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
86/143/145
Haarlem
3
Bolivia
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
87
Haarlem
1
USA
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
99
Haarlem
1
Italy
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
123
Haarlem
1
Czech Republic
2
wt
wt
Thr ACC 15 Ser AGC
144/146-7
Haarlem
3
Bolivia
2
wt
wt
wt
Apr-35
Africa
2
Rwanda
2
wt
wt
wt
37
Africa
1
Uganda
2
wt
wt
wt
40/120
Africa
2
Burundi
2
wt
wt
wt
72
Africa
1
Central African Republic
2
wt
wt
wt
97
Africa
1
Uganda
2
wt
wt
wt
121
Africa
1
Central African Republic
2
wt
wt
wt
2
BCG
1
the Netherlands
1
wt
wt
wt
6/47/73/130
M. bovis
4
the Netherlands
1
wt
wt
wt
12
Other
1
Tunisia
3
wt
wt
wt
15/31
Other
2
Iran
2
wt
wt
wt
16
Other
1
Canada
2
wt
wt
wt
17
Other
1
Greenland
2
wt
wt
wt
18
Other
1
USA
2
wt
wt
wt
19/36/74
Other
2
India
1
wt
wt
wt
25/62
M. microti
2
UK
1
wt
wt
wt
26
Other
1
Zimbabwe
2
wt
wt
wt
27
Other
1
Ethiopia
2
wt
wt
wt
38/42
Other
2
Tahiti
2
wt
wt
wt
41/46
Other
2
Chile
2
wt
wt
wt
49
Other
1
Tanzania
1
wt
wt
wt
56
Other
1
Curacao
2
wt
wt
wt
64
Other
1
Honduras
2
wt
wt
wt
65/112
Other
2
the Netherlands
1
wt
wt
wt
71
BCG
1
Japan
1
wt
wt
wt
76/101/126
M. bovis
3
Argentina
1
wt
wt
wt
83
BCG
1
Russia
1
wt
wt
wt
89/95
Other
2
Spain
2
wt
wt
wt
96
Other
1
the Netherlands
3
wt
wt
wt
98
Other
1
Ecuador
2
wt
wt
wt
100
M. africanum
1
the Netherlands
1
wt
wt
wt
108
Other
1
China
2
wt
wt
wt
118 Other 1 Honduras 2 wt wt wt

and, not determined; wt, wild-type alleles (identical to H37Rv strain).

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