Characterization of Mycobacterium orygis as M. tuberculosis complex subspecies.
SourceEmerging Infectious Diseases, 18, 4, (2012), pp. 653-5
01 april 2012
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Emerging Infectious Diseases
SubjectN4i 3: Poverty-related infectious diseases; N4i 3: Poverty-related infectious diseases NCMLS 1: Infection and autoimmunity
The oryx bacilli are Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex organisms for which phylogenetic position and host range are unsettled. We characterized 22 isolates by molecular methods and propose elevation to subspecies status as M. orygis. M. orygis is a causative agent of tuberculosis in animals and humans from Africa and South Asia.
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