Table 1

Species identification and PCR results of the M. tuberculosis complex isolates

M. tuberculosis Complex

Targeted PCR Locus


16rDNA

RD4

RD9

RD12

TbD1


Ancestral M. tuberculosis*(n = 07)

+

+

+

+

+


Modern M. tuberculosis(n = 118)

+

+

+

+

-


*Defined as possessing the TbD1 locus intact; †Defined as possessing the TbD1 deletion;

+ = locus intact, - = locus deleted

Bazira et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:81   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-81

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