Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis in Texas and Mexico.

  title={Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis in Texas and Mexico.},
  author={V S Perumaalla and Leslie Garry Adams and Janet B. Payeur and J. L. Jarnagin and Diana Baca and F Su{\'a}rez G{\"u}emes and Thomas A. Ficht},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={34 9},
Seventy-nine Mycobacterium bovis isolates recovered from Mexican and Texas cattle were categorized into 16 and 25 distinct types on the basis of IS6110 and direct-repeat fingerprint patterns, respectively. By using a combination of both fingerprint patterns, 30 distinct restriction fragment length polymorphism types were defined. Fifty-eight of 79 isolates (73%) were distributed among nine clusters. Clustered isolates were identified within herds, as well as in geographically disperse herds in… CONTINUE READING

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