VNTR analysis differentiates Mycobacterium ulcerans and IS2404 positive mycobacteria

Pieter Stragier, Anthony Ablordey, Lies Durnez, Françoise Portaels

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    In recent years, numerous IS2404 positive mycobacteria have been identified, compromising the detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans. In this study, variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) analysis was successfully applied on cultures and tissue specimens to differentiate all currently known IS2404 positive mycobacteria from M. ulcerans.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSystematic and Applied Microbiology
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)525-530
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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