[Typing of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures from Samara region by the variable number of tandem repeats].

Abstract

To type Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MT) strains by the variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR), 136 MT cultures, isolated in 5 main general therapeutic laboratories and penitentiary antituberculosis institutions of the Samara region, were studied. Gene typing revealed that the greatest number of MT strains (73) belonged to VNTR type 42435. It was followed… (More)

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