Draft genome sequence of the first isolate of extensively drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis in New Zealand Academic Article uri icon


  • Extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis has now been described in >90 countries worldwide. The first case of XDR tuberculosis (XDR-TB) in New Zealand was recorded in 2010. We report the draft whole-genome sequence of the New Zealand isolate, NZXDR1, and describe a number of single-nucleotide polymorphisms that relate to drug resistance.


publication date

  • 2014