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Volume 12, Number 9—September 2006

Predominance of Ancestral Lineages of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in India

M. Cristina Gutierrez*1, Niyaz Ahmed†1, Eve Willery‡, Sujatha Narayanan§, Seyed E. Hasnain†, Devendra S. Chauhan¶, Vishwa M. Katoch¶, Véronique Vincent*, Camille Locht‡, and Philip Supply‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Institut Pasteur, Paris, France; †Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, Hyderabad, India; ‡Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille, France; §Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India; ¶National Jalma Institute for Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra, India

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Table 1

Origin of the Mybacterium tuberculosis isolates genotyped in this study

Origin No. isolates*
Agra 2
Ahmedabad 7
Bangalore 6
Chandigarh 9
Chennai 9
Haridwar 2
Hyderabad 10
Jaipur 5
Jammu 6
New Delhi 26
North India 1
Ranchi 5
Shimla 1
Varanasi 2

*Nine isolates, originally selected and for which mixed infection or laboratory cross-contamination was suspected after typing with mycobacterial interspersed repetitive unit–variable-number tandem repeats (see Results), are not included.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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