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Title: Genetic diversity of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing family based on IS6110, SNP, LSP and VNTR profiles from Thailand
Authors: Kiatichai Faksri
Francis Drobniewski
Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy
Timothy Brown
Therdsak Prammananan
Prasit Palittapongarnpim
Naraporn Prayoonwiwat
Angkana Chaiprasert
Mahidol University
Barts and The London Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry
Thailand National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
Keywords: Agricultural and Biological Sciences;Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Immunology and Microbiology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2011
Citation: Infection, Genetics and Evolution. Vol.11, No.5 (2011), 1142-1149
Abstract: The Beijing family of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has been shown to be highly virulent and is associated with tuberculosis outbreaks and drug resistance. To explore the evolutionary pathway of this genotype, 165 epidemiologically unlinked Beijing MTB isolates from Thailand were characterized based on IS. 6110, variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs), region of differences (RDs) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Analysis based on VNTRs showed that 7 VNTRs were phylogenetically informative loci. Three of the seven VNTRs, 4156, 1982 and 1955, were promising markers for defining ancestral and modern Beijing sublineages. The evolutionary history of Beijing sublineages based on VNTR profiles showed dynamic changes in the repeat number, which also correlated with specific SNP STs. We constructed a refined, comprehensive phylogenetic tree based on multiple genetic markers from the Beijing strains from Thailand and combined the data with previous studies that were performed in South Africa and Japan. The phylogenetic tree showed how the modern Beijing and W-Beijing strains evolved from ancestral Beijing strains. The points at which the RD150 deletion occurred repeatedly were also demonstrated. The evolutionary scheme showed that most events were concordant with the SNP STs. Nevertheless, some SNPs used for sub-typing the Beijing family of MTB may not be irreversible, unique events. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 15677257
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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