Spoligotyping patterns, VNTR allelic variants, and codes used to define typing patterns (TPs) in this study. 1) VNTR allelic variants for MIRU10 were always 2, for MIRU16 always 3, for MIRU23 always 4, for MIRU26 always 5, for MIRU31 always 3 and for MIRU40 always 2. 2) Isolates with TP codes A4, G1, G6, H1 and I4 as in Romero et al. (2008).
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