Multilocus VNTR analysis of Mycobacterium ulcerans strains isolated in Côte d'Ivoire.


INTRODUCTION Buruli ulcer, caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans, is endemic in more than 30 countries worldwide, with Côte d'Ivoire being among the most affected countries. METHODOLOGY We used seven variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) markers and analyzed 114 samples from 11 Ivorian localities consisting of 33 bacterial strains and 81 clinical samples… (More)


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