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Treatment of chronic bacterial infections, such as tuberculosis (TB), requires a remarkably long course of therapy, despite the availability of drugs that are rapidly bacteriocidal in vitro. This observation has long been attributed to the presence of bacterial populations in the host that are "drug-tolerant" because of their slow replication and low rate(More)
BACKGROUND H37Rv and H37Ra are well-described laboratory strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis derived from the same parental strain, H37, that show dramatically different pathogenic phenotypes. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS In this study, the transcriptomes of the two strains during axenic growth in broth and during intracellular growth within murine(More)
To identify genes involved in the intracellular survival of Mycobacterium tuberculosis we compared the transcriptomes of virulent (H37Rv) and attenuated (H37Ra) strains during their interaction with murine bone-marrow-derived macrophages. Expression profiling was accomplished via the bacterial artificial chromosome fingerprint array (BACFA) technique. Genes(More)
We have developed two whole genome-scanning techniques to aid in the discovery of polymorphisms as well as horizontally acquired genes in prokaryotic organisms. First, two-dimensional bacterial genomic display (2DBGD) was developed using restriction enzyme fragmentation to separate genomic DNA based on size, and then employing denaturing gradient gel(More)
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