Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex

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The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTC or MTBC) is a genetically related group of Mycobacterium species that can cause tuberculosis in humans or other organisms.

It includes:

In addition, two branches exist which have phylogenetic similarities but are not completely described: the dassie and oryx bacilli.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vasconcellos SE, Huard RC, Niemann S, et al. (2010). "Distinct genotypic profiles of the two major clades of Mycobacterium africanum". BMC Infect. Dis. 10: 80. doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-80. PMC 2859774free to read. PMID 20350321. 
  2. ^ van Ingen J, Rahim Z, Mulder A, Boeree MJ, Simeone R, Brosch R, et al. (Apr 2012). "Characterization of Mycobacterium orygis as M. tuberculosis complex subspecies.". Emerg Infect Dis. 18 (4): 653–5. doi:10.3201/eid1804.110888. PMID 22469053.