Whole-genome analysis of mycobacterium tuberculosis from patients with tuberculous spondylitis, Russia
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Whole-genome analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates collected in Russia (N = 71) from patients with tuberculous spondylitis supports a detailed characterization of pathogen strain distributions and drug resistance phenotype, plus distinguished occurrence and association of known resistance mutations. We identify known and novel genome determinants related to bacterial virulence, patho-genicity, and drug resistance.
Chernyaeva, Ekaterina; Mikhail Rotkevich; Ksenia Krasheninnikova; Andrey Yurchenko; Anna Vyazovaya; Igor Mokrousov; Natalia Solovieva; Viacheslav Zhuravlev; Piotr Yablonsky; and Stephen J. O’Brien. 2018. "Whole-genome analysis of mycobacterium tuberculosis from patients with tuberculous spondylitis, Russia." Emerging Infectious Diseases 24, (3): 579-583. doi:10.3201/eid2403.170151.