The DNA fingerprint
analysis of the respective iWGA aliquots yielded a mean PCR performance of 87.
At this point, I show students a poster-board representation of the DNA fingerprint
gel from the crime scene (Figure 1) and ask them to use the data and decide who committed the crime.
In November 1998, NTGSN detected 11 isolates from previously reported TB cases among persons in New Jersey whose DNA fingerprints
matched the avirulent laboratory M.
Because of the two NYC-diagnosed and reported cases, in late 1999, CDC conducted DNA fingerprint
analysis on M.
As a corollary, an analysis of the total DNA fingerprint
profile of the Heron Island population across these same generations showed that the population profile remained very stable over time.
Several recent studies have used proportions of tuberculosis cases sharing identical DNA fingerprint
tuberculosis isolates with DNA fingerprint
patterns that matched at least one other isolate.
The seven laboratories provided DNA fingerprint
analyses of M.
Population-based studies from San Francisco (1) and New York City (2) showed a high incidence of DNA fingerprint
clustering that reflected recent transmission.
tuberculosis transmission among patients whose isolates have similar but not identical DNA fingerprint
In a previous study, homelessness was the key factor associated with DNA fingerprint
clustering, suggesting that ongoing transmission of TB in Denver, Colorado, occurs primarily among the homeless (4).