About the Authors

Andreas Roetzer

Contributed equally to this work with: Andreas Roetzer, Roland Diel, Thomas A. Kohl

Affiliation Molecular Mycobacteriology, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Roland Diel

Contributed equally to this work with: Andreas Roetzer, Roland Diel, Thomas A. Kohl

Affiliation Institute for Epidemiology, Schleswig-Holstein University Hospital, Kiel, Germany

Thomas A. Kohl

Contributed equally to this work with: Andreas Roetzer, Roland Diel, Thomas A. Kohl

Affiliations Molecular Mycobacteriology, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel, Germany, Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology, CeBiTec, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Christian Rückert

Affiliation Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology, CeBiTec, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Ulrich Nübel

Affiliation Robert Koch Institut, Wernigerode, Germany

Jochen Blom

Affiliation Computational Genomics, CeBiTec, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Thierry Wirth

Affiliation Department of Systematics and Evolution, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris, France

Sebastian Jaenicke

Affiliation Computational Genomics, CeBiTec, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Sieglinde Schuback

Affiliation Gesundheitsamt des Kreises Steinburg, Itzehoe, Germany

Sabine Rüsch-Gerdes

Affiliation National Reference Center for Mycobacteria, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Philip Supply

Affiliation INSERM, U1019, CNRS UMR 8204, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Univ Lille Nord de France, Lille, France

Jörn Kalinowski

Affiliation Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology, CeBiTec, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany

Stefan Niemann

sniemann@fz-borstel.de

Affiliation Molecular Mycobacteriology, Forschungszentrum Borstel, Borstel, Germany

Competing Interests

PS is a consultant for Genoscreen. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AR TK SN. Performed the experiments: AR TK AR CR JB SN. Analyzed the data: AR RD TK CR UN JB TW SJ SS SR PS JK SN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AR RD TK CR UN JB TW SJ SS SR PS JK SN. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: AR TK SN . Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: AR RD TK CR UN JB TW SJ SS SRG PS JK SN . ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AR RD TK CR UN JB TW SJ SS SRG PS JK SN. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: AR RD TK CR UN JB TW SJ SS SRG PS JK SN.