Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular diversity of Bacillus anthracis strains in chad: Detection of a new phylogenetic subgroup

Angaya Maho, Alexandra Rossano, Herbert Hächler, Anita Holzer, Esther Schelling, Jakob Zinsstag, Mahamat H. Hassane, Bhen S. Toguebaye, Ayayi J. Akakpo, Matthew Van Ert, Paul S Keim, Leo Kenefic, Joachim Frey, Vincent Perreten

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Abstract

We genotyped 15 Bacillus anthracis isolates from Chad, Africa, using multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis and three additional direct-repeat markers. We identified two unique genotypes that represent a novel genetic lineage in the A cluster. Chadian isolates were susceptible to 11 antibiotics and free of 94 antibiotic resistance genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3422-3425
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

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Maho, A., Rossano, A., Hächler, H., Holzer, A., Schelling, E., Zinsstag, J., Hassane, M. H., Toguebaye, B. S., Akakpo, A. J., Van Ert, M., Keim, P. S., Kenefic, L., Frey, J., & Perreten, V. (2006). Antibiotic susceptibility and molecular diversity of Bacillus anthracis strains in chad: Detection of a new phylogenetic subgroup. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 44(9), 3422-3425. https://doi.org/10.1128/JCM.01269-06