Revised interpretation of the Hain Lifescience GenoType MTBC to differentiate Mycobacterium canettii and members of the M. tuberculosis complex
Using 894 phylogenetically diverse genomes of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), we simulated in silico the ability of the Hain Lifescience GenoType MTBC to differentiate the causative agents of tuberculosis. We propose a revised interpretation of this assay to reflect its strengths (e.g. it can distinguish some strains of M. canettii and variants of M. bovis that are not intrinsically resistant to pyrazinamide) and limitations (e.g. M. orygis cannot be differentiated from M. africanum). This is a work of the U.S. Government and is not subject to copyright protection in the United States. Foreign copyrights may apply.
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