Article Abstract

Whole genome sequencing in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Authors: Andrea Spitaleri, Arash Ghodousi, Paolo Miotto, Daniela Maria Cirillo


Fighting the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) requires a proper and personalized use of new antitubercular drugs. To achieve this goal, the sensitivity profile to antitubercular drug should be available in a short-time and results should be highly reliable be used for patient-care.