Kristopher L Newman

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"Mycobacterium aviumsubsp.hominissuis" is an important cause of pulmonary disease. It is acquired from environmental sources, but there is no methodology for large population studies. We evaluated the potential of variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) analysis. Clinical and household biofilmM. aviumisolates underwent molecular identification. Testing for(More)
Nearly half of US clinical isolates of the emerging pathogen Mycobacterium abscessus were reported to exhibit smeared DNA during PFGE. This DNA degradation (Dnd) phenotype results from DNA phosphorothioation, a sulfur modification found in other bacteria and conferred by dnd genes located on mobile elements. Putative dnd genes are located on a 19.6 kbp(More)
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