TABLE 1.

Stability of TTC repeats of M. leprae strains during serial passage

StrainOriginGenerations examinedaCopy numbers of repeats
Ky-1Japanese new MB case3, 5, 7, 89, 9, 9, 9
Ky-2Japanese relapse MB case4, 5, 611, 11, 11
Th-53Thailander new MB case3, 7, 1114, 14, 14
Ze-2Japanese relapse MB case1, 311, 11
Ho-4Japanese relapse MB caseBiopsy, 1, 2, 410, 10, 10, 10
Ko3-2Korean new MB caseBiopsy, 1, 2, 413, 13, 13, 13
Ku-3Japanese relapse MB caseBiopsy, 1, 210, 10, 10
Ku-6Japanese relapse MB caseBiopsy, 1, 316, 16, 16
Ts-1Japanese new MB caseBiopsy, 1, 29, 9, 9
Ze-4Japanese relapse MB caseBiopsy, 1, 2, 3, 410, 10, 10, 10, 10
Ze-5Japanese relapse MB caseBiopsy, 1, 2, 311, 11, 11, 11, 11
  • a Biopsy, bacilli from clinical material; generation 1 to 11, passage time in nude mouse footpad.