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Syst Appl Microbiol. 2007 Nov;30(7):525-30. Epub 2007 Jul 16.

VNTR analysis differentiates Mycobacterium ulcerans and IS2404 positive mycobacteria.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Mycobacteriology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nationalestraat 155, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium.

Abstract

In recent years, numerous IS2404 positive mycobacteria have been identified, compromising the detection of Mycobacterium ulcerans. In this study, variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) analysis was successfully applied on cultures and tissue specimens to differentiate all currently known IS2404 positive mycobacteria from M. ulcerans.

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