Tomasz Jagielski

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Bovine mastitis due to unicellular, achlorophyllous algae of the genus Prototheca is a serious and complex ailment that accounts for high economic losses in the dairy industry. Bovine protothecal mastitis has been almost exclusively associated with only one species Prototheca zopfii. Recently, based on the 18S rDNA sequence analysis, P. zopfii has been(More)
A significant knowledge gap exists concerning the geographical distribution of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) isolation worldwide. To provide a snapshot of NTM species distribution, global partners in the NTM-Network European Trials Group (NET) framework (, a branch of the Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (TB-NET), provided(More)
The taxonomy of scopulariopsis-like fungi, comprising numerous human opportunistic species, has recently been reassessed with delineation of the genera Microascus, Pithoascus, Pseudoscopulariopsis, and Scopulariopsis, using morphological data and multilocus sequence analysis based on four loci (ITS, LSU, EF-1α, and TUB). In this study, the same genetic(More)
This study presents information on the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of clinical Prototheca spp. isolates obtained from different geographic regions. Of 350 isolates studied, 342 came from cattle, six from canines and two from humans. Phenotypic characterization was carried out by a matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight(More)
Bovine mastitits caused by the colorless, yeast-like alga Prototheca zopfii is a serious and complex condition that results in heavy economic losses in the dairy industry, both through a substantial reduction in milk production and culling of infected animals. Based on the 18S rDNA sequence analysis, genotype-specific PCR assays have recently been developed(More)
In the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) diseases, as in all infectious diseases, the key issue is to define the source of infection and to disclose its routes of transmission and dissemination in the environment. For this to be accomplished, the ability of discerning and tracking individual Mycobacterium strains is of(More)
OBJECTIVE The introduction of molecular typing methods in the 1990s to study the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) has significantly improved the possibilities of quantifying transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in different human settings. The purpose of this study was to investigate transmission of TB in 35 family-households in Poland. METHODS Two(More)
The spoligotyping-based population structure of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains isolated in Poland (n = 46), representing all culture-positive MDR tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases, was compared to that of isoniazid (INH)-monoresistant strains (n = 71) isolated in 2004. The latter data set from a previous study (E.(More)
Mycobacterium kansasii is one of the most common causes of pulmonary disease resulting from nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). It is also the most frequently isolated NTM species from clinical specimens in Poland. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution of M. kansasii subtypes among patients suspected of having pulmonary NTM disease. Fifty(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of isoniazid resistance-conferring mutations among multidrug-resistant (MDR) isolates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from Poland. METHODS Nine genetic loci, including structural genes (katG, inhA, ahpC, kasA, ndh, nat and mshA) and regulatory regions (i.e. the mabA-inhA promoter and oxyR-ahpC intergenic region) of 50(More)