Anna Varnerot

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Partial sequencing of the hsp65 gene was used for the identification of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM). A 441-bp fragment (A. Telenti, F. Marchesi, M. Balz, F. Bally, E. Böttger, and T. Bodmer, J. Clin. Microbiol. 31:175-178, 1993) was amplified and sequenced by an automated fluorescence-based method involving capillary electrophoresis. Type strains of(More)
This study reports on two series of cases of Mycobacterium bovis infection in zoo animals. The first was in a captive population of baboons (Papio hamadryas) and the second in a mixed group of wild mammals, including four leopards (Panthera uncia and Panthera pardus) and a sea-lion (Otaria byrona). The isolation and identification of strains of M. bovis(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the DNA polymorphism among Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) strains isolated from new smear positive tuberculosis (TB) patients residing in Tehran capital city of Iran, during the year 2001. METHODS IS6110-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) and spoligotyping analyses were performed on 129 M. tuberculosis strains.(More)
Between March 1997 and December 1997, acid-fast bacilli (AFB) were detected on sputum and/or gastric aspirates smears from five patients hospitalized in the chest medicine department. These specimens grew M. gordonae. Based on AFB-positive smear and clinical presentation, four out of five patients received antituberculous treatment until species(More)
An insertion sequence (IS) of Mycobacterium xenopi has been isolated and sequenced. This 1323 bp element, designated IS1395, is present in up to 18 copies in the M. xenopi genome and may be harboured in an M. xenopi extrachromosomal element. It encodes a putative transposase of 415 amino acids which displays sequence homology to the Staphylococcus aureus(More)
Mycobacterium paratuberculosis strains, mycobacteria from patients suffering from Crohn's disease, "wood pigeon mycobacteria," and representatives of Mycobacterium avium-Mycobacterium intracellulare were compared by restriction endonuclease DraI digestion and field inversion gel electrophoresis. Characteristic profiles were seen for M. paratuberculosis,(More)
Using field inversion gel electrophoresis (FIGE), different Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains, such as phage prototypes, exhibit different DNA restriction patterns which are easy to compare. Virulent and avirulent variants of M. tuberculosis H37, as well as daughter strains of M. bovis BCG, display characteristic DNA profiles. BCG strains isolated from(More)
Mycobacterium celatum is a recently described slow-growing species. It was identified on the basis of genomic sequencing that differentiates three types. The present report describes two cases ofMycobacterium celatum type I infection in patients with AIDS. Both patients had CD4+ lymphocyte counts of <10/mm3, were receiving rifabutin prophylaxis, and had(More)
One hundred ninety-six Mycobacterium avium isolates from blood samples recovered from 93 AIDS patients for several months were typed by serotyping, by IS1245 restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis and in some cases RFLP analysis with plasmids pVT2 and pLR7 as probes, and by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE). PCR typing of single(More)