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Volume 23, Number 12—December 2017

Mycobacterium ulcerans DNA in Bandicoot Excreta in Buruli Ulcer–Endemic Area, Northern Queensland, Australia

Katharina RöltgenComments to Author , Gerd Pluschke, Paul D.R. Johnson, and Janet Fyfe
Author affiliations: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland (K. Röltgen, G. Pluschke); University of Basel, Basel (K. Röltgen, G. Pluschke); Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia (P.D.R. Johnson); University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia (P.D.R. Johnson); World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Mycobacterium ulcerans, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (P.D.R. Johnson, J. Fyfe); Doherty Institute, Melbourne (J. Fyfe)

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Molecular genetic analysis of environmental samples for Mycobacterium ulcerans DNA in Buruli ulcer–endemic area, northern Queensland, Australia*

Sample Real-time PCR analysis
IS2404 IS2606 IS2606–IS2404 KR
Bandicoot feces 1† 37.3 ND ND ND
Bandicoot feces 2† 27.8 29.1 1.3 28.9
Soil 36.3 ND ND ND
Mosquito 39.2 ND ND ND
Mosquito pool 31.0 38.6 7.6 31.9
Bandicoot feces‡ 31.4 33.9 2.5 33.9

*Values are mean cycle thresholds of duplicate tests. IS, insertion sequence; KR, ketoreductase B domain of mycolactone polyketide synthase genes; ND, not detected.
†Collected in September 2013.
‡Collected in October 2013.

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