TABLE 1.

M. tuberculosis isolates derived from African Horn immigrants and analyzed by IS6110-RFLP and rep-PCR

StrainCodeSpoligotype (spoDB3.0)aOctal codeaIS6110-RFLP cluster
254MTB-0121703377400001771B
182MTB-1521703377400001771B
188MTB-1621703377400001771B
162MTB-2021703377400001771B
152MTB-3021703377400001771B
177MTB-3125703777740003171A
231MTB-3425703777740003171A
148MTB-2625703777740003171A
139MTB-3325703777740003171A
150MTB-1325703777740003171A
245MTB-3243777777747413771No match
149MTB-3643777777747413771No match
246MTB-2353777777777760771No match
244MTB-2553777777777760771No match
229MTB-2853777777777760771No match
252MTB-06149777000377760771Not typeable
146MTB-17149777000377760771Not typeable
160MTB-24149777000377760771Not typeable
224MTB-27429703777740003731C
248MTB-29429703777740003731C
151MTB-22ND777777775720731No match
263MTB-35ND777777775720731No match
232MTB-1937b777737777760771No match
262MTB-02777b777777777420771No match
261MTB-37804b477777777760771No match
  • a Spoligotype nomenclature identical to that of spoDB3.0 database (12). ND, not designated in spoDB3.0.

  • b Three strains were initially thought to belong to a single shared spoligogroup, and were submitted for rep-PCR analysis. Subsequent confirmatory analysis showed that they were in fact orphan spoligogroups.