Snapshot of moving and expanding clones of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their global distribution assessed by spoligotyping in an international study.

@article{Filliol2003SnapshotOM,
  title={Snapshot of moving and expanding clones of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and their global distribution assessed by spoligotyping in an international study.},
  author={Ingrid Filliol and Jeffrey R. Driscoll and Dick van Soolingen and Barry Kreiswirth and Kristin Kremer and Georges Val{\'e}tudie and Duc Dang and Rachael Barlow and Dilip Banerjee and Pablo Juan Bifani and Karine Brudey and Angel Cataldi and Robert Cooksey and Debby V. Cousins and Jeremy W. Dale and Odir Antonio Dellagostin and Francis A. Drobniewski and Guido Engelmann and S{\'e}verine Ferdinand and Deborah M Gascoyne-Binzi and Max Gordon and Maria Cristina Gutierrez and Walter H Haas and Herre Heersma and Eric Kassa-Kelembho and Minh Ly Ho and Athanasios Makristathis and Caterina Mammina and Gerald Martin and Peter Mostr{\"o}m and I. Mokrousov and Val{\'e}rie Narbonne and Olga V. Narvskaya and Antonino Nastasi and Sara Ngo Niobe-Eyangoh and Jean William Pape and Voahangy Rasolofo-Razanamparany and Malin Ridell and Maria L{\'u}cia Rosa Rossetti and F. Stauffer and Philip Noel Suffys and Howard Takiff and Jeanne Texier-Maugein and V{\'e}ronique Vincent and Jacobus Henri de Waard and Christophe Sola and Nalin Rastogi},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1963-70}
}
The present update on the global distribution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex spoligotypes provides both the octal and binary descriptions of the spoligotypes for M. tuberculosis complex, including Mycobacterium bovis, from >90 countries (13,008 patterns grouped into 813 shared types containing 11,708 isolates and 1,300 orphan patterns). A number of potential indices were developed to summarize the information on the biogeographical specificity of a given shared type, as well as its… CONTINUE READING