The Biobank Lab in cooperation with Warsaw University have published paper about genomes of Mycobacterium kansasii clinical strains. Article is published in OPEN ACCES mode on the Genome Announcements Journal. Enjoy the lecture.

Draft Genome Sequences of Mycobacterium kansasii Clinical Strains.




Paulina Borówka1, Jakub Lach2, Zofia Bakuła3, Jakko van Ingen4, Aleksandra Safianowska5, Anna Brzostek6, Jarosław Dziadek6, Dominik Strapagiel7, Tomasz Jagielski3

1Department of Anthropology, University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland
2University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland
3Department of Applied Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
4Department of Medical Microbiology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
5Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Allergology, Warsaw Medical University, Warsaw, Poland
6Mycobacterium Genetics and Physiology Unit, Institute of Medical Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Łódź, Poland
2Biobank Lab, Department of Molecular Biophysics, University of Łódź, Łódź, Poland
Mycobacterium kansasii is a nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pathogen, frequently isolated from clinical samples and responsible for a large part of NTM infections in the human population. Here, we report the draft genome sequences of 12 M. kansasii strains isolated from clinical and host-associated sources from the Netherlands, Germany, and Poland.

Work financed through “LIDER” Grant (contract no. LIDER/044/457/L-4/12/NCBR/2013).



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