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Illegitimate recombination: An efficient method for random mutagenesis in Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, January 2012
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Title
Illegitimate recombination: An efficient method for random mutagenesis in Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis
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BMC Microbiology, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-12-204
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Faisal Khattak, Ashutosh Kumar, Elisabeth Kamal, Ralph Kunisch, Astrid Lewin

Abstract

The genus Mycobacterium (M.) comprises highly pathogenic bacteria such as M. tuberculosis as well as environmental opportunistic bacteria called non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). While the incidence of tuberculosis is declining in the developed world, infection rates by NTM are increasing. NTM are ubiquitous and have been isolated from soil, natural water sources, tap water, biofilms, aerosols, dust and sawdust. Lung infections as well as lymphadenitis are most often caused by M. avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH), which is considered to be among the clinically most important NTM. Only few virulence genes from M. avium have been defined among other things due to difficulties in generating M. avium mutants. More efforts in developing new methods for mutagenesis of M. avium and identification of virulence-associated genes are therefore needed.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 28 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 4%
Ghana 1 4%
Japan 1 4%
Unknown 25 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 29%
Student > Master 8 29%
Researcher 7 25%
Unspecified 2 7%
Student > Postgraduate 1 4%
Other 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 46%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 14%
Unspecified 3 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 11%
Other 1 4%

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