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Table 5 RT- PCR and culture results in tissues for individual badgers in groups A-D

From: Detection of live M. bovis BCG in tissues and IFN-γ responses in European badgers (Meles meles) vaccinated by oropharyngeal instillation or directly in the ileum

  1. “P” corresponds to positive for BCG, based on positive response for IS1081, for RD1 flanking region (in groups A and B only), or IS1561’. “SP” is for positive for hsp65 only and A” is for Cp avium when positive for IS1245 (in groups A and B only). “N” is for complete negative. Tissue samples from Groups A and B were also tested for hsp65 for mycobacterial species not necessarily belonging to the M. tb complex and for M. avium infection. Greyed areas indicate when live BCG was detected by culture of tissues, with number of cfu/g tissue shown as superscript. “nt” is for “not taken”