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Tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis is recognized worldwide as a significant health risk in domestic cattle, farmed and wild animal species as well as in humans. We carried out spoligotyping and variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) typing methods to characterize 490 M. bovis isolates from ...

Author(s)
Hlokwe, T. M.; Helden, P. van; Michel, A. L.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2014, 115, 1/2, pp 10-17
Abstract

The usefulness of variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) typing based on limited numbers of loci has previously proven inferior compared to IS6110-RFLP typing when applied to the study of the molecular epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis (BTB) in both livestock and wildlife in southern Africa. In...

Author(s)
Hlokwe, T. M.; Helden, P. van; Michel, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 2013, 60, s1, pp 111-120
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis is endemic in African buffalo and a number of other wildlife species in the Kruger National Park (KNP) and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park (HiP) in South Africa. It was thought that the infection had been introduced into the KNP ecosystem through direct contact between cattle and...

Author(s)
Michel, A. L.; Coetzee, M. L.; Keet, D. F.; Maré, L.; Warren, R.; Cooper, D.; Bengis, R. G.; Kremer, K.; Helden, P. van
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2009, 133, 4, pp 335-343

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