Genotypic characterization of Mycobacterium avium strains recovered from animals and their comparison to human strains.

@article{Bono1995GenotypicCO,
  title={Genotypic characterization of Mycobacterium avium strains recovered from animals and their comparison to human strains.},
  author={M Bono and Thomas Jemmi and Claudia Bernasconi and Dieter Burki and Amalio Telenti and Thomas Bodmer},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={371-3}
}
Mycobacterium avium was recovered from 21 birds and 10 pigs. Bird isolates carried IS901 and a few copies of IS1245 and appeared highly related by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Pig isolates showed features previously described in human isolates: a lack of IS901, a high copy number of IS1245, and marked polymorphism by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.