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Large-scale genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is especially challenging, as the current typing methods are labor-intensive and the results are difficult to compare among laboratories. Here,(More)
An optimized set of 24 mycobacterial interspersed repetitive-unit-variable-number tandem-repeat (MIRU-VNTR) loci, including a discriminatory subset of 15 loci, has recently been defined for the(More)
The recent introduction of molecular methods has gained increased acceptance as a powerful tool for epidemiology and phylogeny of tuberculosis (TB). In this investigation, the efficiency of molecular(More)