Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, March 20th, 2001
V176F is a mutation located on the rpoB gene that is associated with rifampin resistance. M. Heep and colleagues reported in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology on the prevalence of V176F in 80 strains of rifampin-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated in 1997.
The researchers detected one instance of V176F mutation among the 80 slides, and five additional instances in 18 rifampin-resistant...
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