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Table 2 Results of the MTCD-MPCR with Bangladesh clinical isolates.

From: Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clinical isolates in Bangladesh by a species distinguishable multiplex PCR

Species Interpretation Banding pattern a Number of isolates %
  cfp32 RD9 RD12   
M. tuberculosis + + + 347 99.1
M. bovis/M. caprae + - - 0 0
"M. canettii" + + - 1 c 0.3
Other MTC b + - + 0 0
Non MTC - - - 0 0
Irregular - + + 2 d 0.6
Total     350 100
  1. aBanding patterns are shown as amplification results of the MTCD-MPCR in order of cfp32, RD9 and RD12: +, Amplification positive; -, negative.
  2. bOther MTC includes following species: M. africanum, M. microti, M. pinnipedii, dassie bacillus and oryx bacillus. The latter two are minor strains belonging to MTC [2].
  3. cConfirmed to be M. tuberculosis by hsp65 and gyrB sequencing.
  4. dConfirmed to be M. tuberculosis by gyrB sequencing.