Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Spoligotyping

(item number 240009853)

Identification of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Spoligotype Using Microarrays

The assay allows rapid, economic and standardized spoligotyping of Mycobacterium (M.), tuberculosis complex (MTC) organisms, i.e., M. tuberculosis and others, including M. bovis, M. caprae and M. africanum.

It detects the presence or absence of 43 specific DNA spacer sequences in the direct repeat (DR) genomic region. The spoligotyping pattern is characteristic of a particular evolutionary lineage and can be used for epidemiological tracing.


Rapid Spoligotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex Bacteria by Use of a Microarray System with Automatic Data Processing and Assignment
Anke Ruettger, Johanna Nieter, Artem Skrypnyk, Ines Engelmann, Albrecht Ziegler, Irmgard Moser, Stefan Monecke , Ralf Ehricht and Konrad Sachse J. Clin. Microbiol. 2012, 50(7):2492. DOI:10.1128/JCM.00442-12.Published Ahead of Print 2 May 2012.

Fast and standardised spoligotyping using oligonucleotide microarrays
Stefan Monecke, Ines Engelmann, Oana Dumitrescu, Susanne Homolka,Gerard Lina, Stefan Niemann,Leila Skakni, Anke Ruettger, Konrad Sachse , Anne Sorge, Ralf Ehricht
J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jul;50(7):2492-5. Epub 2012 May 2

Genotyping Service

Please send a high quality DNA preparation of a clonal culture or of a culture- or PCR-proven positive sample into our lab - we will do the genotyping. You get the result files in electronic form.

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