About the Authors

Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy

Contributed equally to this work with: Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy, Doris Hillemann

vlad.nikolayevskyy@phe.gov.uk

Affiliations PHE National Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, London, United Kingdom, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Doris Hillemann

Contributed equally to this work with: Vladyslav Nikolayevskyy, Doris Hillemann

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

Elvira Richter

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

Nada Ahmed

Affiliation PHE National Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, London, United Kingdom

Marieke J. van der Werf

Affiliation European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

Csaba Kodmon

Affiliation European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

Francis Drobniewski

‡ These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliations PHE National Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, London, United Kingdom, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Sabine Ruesch-Gerdes

‡ These authors also contributed equally to this work.

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

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VN DH FD. Performed the experiments: DH ER SRG. Analyzed the data: VN MvdW CK ER NA. Wrote the paper: VN DH MvdW FD NA.