Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium leprae as determined by structure-neighbor clustering.

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It has proven challenging to investigate the molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy, due to difficulties with culturing of the organism and a lack of genetic heterogeneity between strains. Recently, a cost-effective panel of variable-number tandem-repeat (VNTR) markers has been developed. Use of this panel allows some… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.00149-10

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@article{Hall2010MolecularEO, title={Molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium leprae as determined by structure-neighbor clustering.}, author={Barry G. Hall and Stephen J. Salipante}, journal={Journal of clinical microbiology}, year={2010}, volume={48 6}, pages={1997-2008} }