Ashley Fallow

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Over recent years, there has been an increasing acknowledgment of the diversity that exists among Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates. To facilitate comparative studies aimed at deciphering the relevance of this diversity to human disease, an unambiguous and easily interpretable method of strain classification is required. Presently, the most(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has been classified into 4 main lineages. Some reports have associated certain lineages with particular clinical phenotypes, but there is still insufficient information regarding the clinical and epidemiologic implications of MTB lineage variation. METHODS Using large sequence polymorphisms we classified MTB(More)
As part of our effort to uncover the molecular basis for the phenotypic variation among clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates, we have previously reported that isolates belonging to the W/Beijing lineage constitutively overexpress the DosR-regulated transcriptional program. While generating dosR knockouts in two independent W/Beijing sublineages, we(More)
As part of our ongoing efforts to uncover the phenotypic consequences of genetic variability among clinical Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates, we previously reported that isolates of the "East Asian" or "W/Beijing" lineage constitutively overexpress the coordinately regulated transcriptional program known as the DosR regulon under standard in vitro(More)
In the present study, we have investigated the evolution and impact on virulence of a 350-kb genomic duplication present in the most recently evolved members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis East Asian lineage. In a mouse model of infection, comparing HN878 subclones HN878-27 (no duplication) and HN878-45 (with the 350-kb duplication) revealed that the(More)
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