Genome sequence of Mycobacterium bovis BCG Moreau, the Brazilian vaccine strain against tuberculosis

Gomes, L. H. F., Otto, T. D. , Vasconcellos, E. A., Ferrao, P., Maia, R. M., Moreira, A. S., Ferreira, M. A., Castello-Branco, L. R. R., Degrave, W. M. and Mendonca-Lima, L. (2011) Genome sequence of Mycobacterium bovis BCG Moreau, the Brazilian vaccine strain against tuberculosis. Journal of Bacteriology, 193(19), pp. 5600-5601. (doi: 10.1128/JB.05827-11) (PMID:21914899) (PMCID:PMC3187452)

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Abstract

Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is the only vaccine available against tuberculosis, and the strains used worldwide represent a family of daughter strains with distinct genotypic characteristics. Here we report the complete genome sequence of M. bovis BCG Moreau, the strain in continuous use in Brazil for vaccine production since the 1920s.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Otto, Dr Thomas
Authors: Gomes, L. H. F., Otto, T. D., Vasconcellos, E. A., Ferrao, P., Maia, R. M., Moreira, A. S., Ferreira, M. A., Castello-Branco, L. R. R., Degrave, W. M., and Mendonca-Lima, L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of Bacteriology
Publisher:American Society for Microbiology
ISSN:0021-9193
ISSN (Online):1098-5530

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