volume 78, issue 1, P61-65 2009
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.78.61
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Abstract: Completion of Mycobacterium leprae genome sequence revealed that there are many pseudogenes and non-coding regions, but rather small numbers of protein-coding genes. This result indicates that M. leprae is a very unique organism, and this future is important to understand the biological nature and/or pathogenicity of M. leprae, which remain unclear. We attempted to find the biological nature of M. leprae by detecting the gene and pseudogene regions transcribed at high level. We detected the genomic regions inc…

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