Whole genome sequence of Mycobacterium kansasii isolates of the genotype 1 from Brazilian patients with pulmonary disease demonstrates considerable heterogeneity

Edson Machado, Sidra Ezidio Goncalves Vasconcellos, Camillo Cerdeira, Lia Lima Gomes, Ricardo Junqueira, Luciana Distasio de Carvalho, Jesus Pais Ramos, Paulo Redner, Carlos Eduardo Dias Campos, Paulo Cesar de Souza Caldas, Ana Paula Chaves Sobral Gomes, Telma Goldenberg, Fatima Fandinho Montes, Fernanda Carvalho de Queiroz Mentz, Vinicius de Oliveira Mussi, Elena Lasunskaia, Dick van Soolingen, Antonio Basilio de Mirand, Leen Rigouts, Bouke C. de JongConor J. Meehan, Marcos Catanho, Philip N. Suffys

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Mycobacterium kansasii is an opportunistic pathogen and one of the most commonly encountered species in individuals with lung disease. We here report the complete genome sequence of 12 clinical isolates of M. kansasii from patients with pulmonary disease in Brazil.

Original languageEnglish
Article number180085
JournalMemorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Issue number9
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Mycobacterium kansasii
  • genomes
  • lung disease
  • genotype I
  • diversity
  • drug resistance

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