Sequencing Study Tracks Roots of TB Emergence to East Africa | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in the UK and Spain has garnered genetic evidence that the tuberculosis-causing pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis originated in Africa.

As they reported today in Current Biology, the researchers did genome sequencing on 66 M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) isolates from Ethiopia and compared them with hundreds of previously sequenced MTBC isolates from around the world.

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