Genotypic analysis of genes associated with transmission and drug resistance in the Beijing lineage of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.


The Beijing genotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an endemic lineage in East Asia that has disseminated worldwide. It is a major health concern, as it is geographically widespread and is considered to be hypervirulent. To elucidate its genetic diversity in Taiwan, phylogenetic reconstruction was performed using 338 M. tuberculosis Beijing family… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2010.03436.x


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