Comparative sequence analysis of Mycobacterium leprae and the new leprosy-causing Mycobacterium lepromatosis.

@article{Han2009ComparativeSA,
  title={Comparative sequence analysis of Mycobacterium leprae and the new leprosy-causing Mycobacterium lepromatosis.},
  author={Xiang Yang Han and Kurt Clement Sizer and Erika J. Thompson and Juma Kabanja and Jun Li and Peter Hu and Laura G{\'o}mez-Valero and Francisco Jos{\'e} Fraga Silva},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2009},
  volume={191 19},
  pages={6067-74}
}
Mycobacterium lepromatosis is a newly discovered leprosy-causing organism. Preliminary phylogenetic analysis of its 16S rRNA gene and a few other gene segments revealed significant divergence from Mycobacterium leprae, a well-known cause of leprosy, that justifies the status of M. lepromatosis as a new species. In this study we analyzed the sequences of 20… CONTINUE READING