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Volume 23, Number 3—March 2017

New Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Sublineage, Brazzaville, Congo

Sven Malm, Laure S. Ghoma Linguissi, Emmanuel M. Tekwu, Jeannhey C. Vouvoungui, Thomas A. Kohl, Patrick Beckert, Anissa Sidibe, Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes, Igor K. Madzou-Laboum, Sylvie Kwedi, Véronique Penlap Beng, Matthias Frank, Francine Ntoumi, and Stefan NiemannComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Leibniz Center for Medicine and Biosciences, Borstel, Germany (S. Malm, T.A. Kohl, P. Beckert, S. Rüsch-Gerdes, S. Niemann); Fondation Congolaise pour la Recherche Médicale, Brazzaville, Congo (L.S. Ghoma Linguissi, J.C. Vouvoungui, A. Sidibe, S. Kwedi, F. Ntoumi); University Marien Ngouabi, Brazzaville (L.S. Ghoma Linguissi, J.C. Vouvoungui, A. Sidibe, F. Ntoumi); University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon (E.M. Tekwu, V. Penlap Beng); Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany (E.M. Tekwu, M. Frank, F. Ntoumi); Centre Antituberculeux de Brazzaville, Brazzaville (I.K. Madzou-Laboum); German Center for Infection Research, Tübingen Site, Tübingen (M. Frank); German Center for Infection Research, Borstel Site, Borstel (S. Niemann)

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Description of lineage and associated rpoB, katG, and fabG1-InhA mutation identifiers in drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates, Congo*

Isolate code Resistance Gene Nucleotide change Amino acid substitutions Lineage
Congo type
8114/11 INH, RIF, STR, EMB, PZA, ETH katG AGC-315-ACC Ser-315-Thr Uganda I
rpoB GAC-516-GTC Asp-516-Val


8125/11 INH, RIF, STR, EMB, PZA katG AGC-315-ACC Ser-315-Thr Beijing
rpoB GAC-516-TAC Asp −516- Tyr

*EMB, ethambutol; ETH, ethionamide; INH, isoniazid; NA, not applicable; PZA, pyrazinamide; RIF, rifampin; STR, streptomycin.

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