Journal article

A custom amplicon sequencing approach to detect resistance associated mutations and sequence types in Mycoplasma genitalium

EL Plummer, GL Murray, K Bodiyabadu, J Su, SM Garland, CS Bradshaw, TRH Read, SN Tabrizi, JA Danielewski

JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGICAL METHODS | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma genitalium resistance to antibiotic treatments is increasing, with very limited treatment alternatives on the horizon. Surveillance via sequencing of multiple M. genitalium loci would allow: monitoring of known antibiotic resistance mutations, associations between resistance/treatment failure and specific mutations, and strain typing for epidemiological purposes. In this study we assessed the performance of a custom amplicon sequencing approach, which negates the cost of library preparation for next generation sequencing. METHODS: Fifty-two M. genitalium positive samples (cervical, vaginal, anal and rectal swabs, and urine) were used. Three regions associated with M. g..

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