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The use of microbead-based spoligotyping for Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex to evaluate the quality of the conventional method: Providing guidelines for Quality Assurance when working on membranes

  • Edgar Abadia1,
  • Jian Zhang1,
  • Viviana Ritacco2,
  • Kristin Kremer3,
  • Raymond Ruimy4,
  • Leen Rigouts5,
  • Harrison Magdinier Gomes6,
  • Atiná Ribeiro Elias6,
  • Maryse Fauville-Dufaux7,
  • Karolien Stoffels7,
  • Voahangy Rasolofo-Razanamparany8,
  • Darío Garcia de Viedma9, 10,
  • Marta Herranz9, 10,
  • Sahal Al-Hajoj11,
  • Nalin Rastogi12,
  • Carlo Garzelli13,
  • Enrico Tortoli14,
  • Philip N Suffys6,
  • Dick van Soolingen3, 15,
  • Guislaine Refrégier1 and
  • Christophe Sola1, 16Email author
BMC Infectious Diseases201111:110

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-11-110

Received: 18 October 2010

Accepted: 28 April 2011

Published: 28 April 2011

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16 Dec 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Igor Mokrousov
24 Jan 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ewa Augustynowicz-Kopeć
15 Feb 2011 Author responded Author comments - Christophe SOLA
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15 Feb 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
1 Mar 2011 Author responded Author comments - Christophe SOLA
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4 Mar 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Igor Mokrousov
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28 Apr 2011 Editorially accepted
28 Apr 2011 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-11-110

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Institute of Genetics and Microbiology UMR8621, CNRS Université Paris-Sud 11 Universud
(2)
Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Infecciosas ANLIS Carlos Malbrán
(3)
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
(4)
EA 3964 Université Paris-Diderot & Microbiology Laboratory, Bichat-Claude Bernard Hospital AP-HP
(5)
Mycobacteriology Unit, Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine
(6)
Laboratory of Molecular Biology applied to Mycobacteria, Oswaldo Cruz Institute
(7)
National Reference Centre of Tuberculosis and Mycobacteria, Scientific Institute of Public Health
(8)
Unité des Mycobactéries, Institut Pasteur de Madagascar
(9)
Servicio de Microbiología Clínica y Enfermedades Infecciosas, Hospital Gregorio Marañón
(10)
CIBER Enfermedades Respiratorias (CIBERES)
(11)
Department of Comparative Medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center
(12)
Unité de la Tuberculose et des Mycobactéries - WHO Supranational TB Reference Laboratory, Institut Pasteur de Guadeloupe
(13)
Dipartimento di Patologia Sperimentale Biotecnologie Mediche Infettivologia ed Epidemiologia, Università di Pisa
(14)
Regional Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Careggi Hospital
(15)
Department of Pulmonary Diseases and Department of Microbiology, Radboud University Nijmegen
(16)
Unité de Génétique Mycobactérienne, Institut Pasteur

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