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Typing of clinical isolates of Mycobacterium leprae and their distribution in Korea.

Abstract

Although there is no genetic diversity in isolates of Mycobacterium leprae, the variance of tandem repeats in the rpoT gene was recently demonstrated. We have typed clinical isolates of M. leprae in Korea using difference of the tandem repeats in the rpoT gene. Among 69 patients, 65 Korean isolates (94.2%) demonstrated four copies of the 6 bp tandem repeat (GACATC) in the rpoT gene, and incidences of three copies were found in only two Koreans and two foreigners (2.9%, respectively).

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Chae G T
Lee S B
Kang T J
Shin H K
Kim J P
Ko Y H
Kim S H
Kim N H
Year of Publication
2002
Journal
Leprosy review
Volume
73
Issue
1
Number of Pages
41-6
Date Published
2002 Mar
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0305-7518
Call Number
Infolep Library - available
Alternate Journal
Lepr Rev
Publication Language
eng