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Research Article

Strain-Specific Differences in the Genetic Control of Two Closely Related Mycobacteria

  • Tania Di Pietrantonio,

    Affiliations: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Carmen Hernandez,

    Affiliation: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Manon Girard,

    Affiliation: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Annie Verville,

    Affiliation: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Marianna Orlova,

    Affiliations: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Adam Belley,

    Affiliation: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Marcel A. Behr,

    Affiliations: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • J. Concepción Loredo-Osti mail,

    erwin.schurr@mcgill.ca (ES); jcloredoosti@mun.ca (JCLO)

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    These authors share senior authorship.

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  • Erwin Schurr mail

    erwin.schurr@mcgill.ca (ES); jcloredoosti@mun.ca (JCLO)

    Affiliations: McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    These authors share senior authorship.

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  • Published: October 28, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001169

About the Authors

Tania Di Pietrantonio, Carmen Hernandez, Manon Girard, Annie Verville, Marianna Orlova, Adam Belley, Marcel A. Behr, Erwin Schurr
McGill Centre for the Study of Host Resistance, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tania Di Pietrantonio, Marianna Orlova, Erwin Schurr
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Tania Di Pietrantonio, Marcel A. Behr, Erwin Schurr
Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
J. Concepción Loredo-Osti
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TDP JCLO ES. Performed the experiments: TDP MG AV MO. Analyzed the data: TDP CH JCLO ES. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AB MAB. Wrote the paper: TDP JCLO ES.