Mycobacterium tuberculosis Lineage 4 comprises globally distributed and geographically restricted sublineages

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Generalist and specialist species differ in the breadth of their ecological niches. Little is known about the niche width of obligate human pathogens. Here we analyzed a global collection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 4 clinical isolates, the most geographically widespread cause of human tuberculosis. We show that lineage 4 comprises globally… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ng.3704

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