TABLE 1.

M. bovis BCG substrains used in the current studya

M. bovis BCG substrainRD(s)Presence of Mpt64
PasteurRD1, RD2, nRD18, RD14
SwedenRD1
ConnaughtRD1, RD2, nRD18, RD8+
  • a The substrains were grown in an identical manner with a limited number of passages, as described in the Materials and Methods section. All substrains had one copy of IS6110. RDs are based on the work of Mostowy et al. (22).