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Comparative whole-genome analysis of clinical isolates reveals characteristic architecture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pangenome.

Periwal V, Patowary A, Vellarikkal SK, Gupta A, Singh M, Mittal A, Jeyapaul S, Chauhan RK, Singh AV, Singh PK, Garg P, Katoch VM, Katoch K, Chauhan DS, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: We identified 74 HGCs that were absent from reference strains H37Rv and H37Ra but were present in most of clinical isolates.The pangenome approach is a promising tool for studying strain specific genetic differences occurring within species.We also suggest that since selecting appropriate target genes for typing purposes requires the expected target gene be present in all isolates being typed, therefore estimating the core-component of the species becomes a subject of prime importance.

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Affiliation: GN Ramachandran Knowledge Center for Genome Informatics, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), Mall Road, Delhi-110007, India; Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), 2, Rafi Marg, Anusandhan Bhawan, New Delhi 110001, India.

ABSTRACT
The tubercle complex consists of closely related mycobacterium species which appear to be variants of a single species. Comparative genome analysis of different strains could provide useful clues and insights into the genetic diversity of the species. We integrated genome assemblies of 96 strains from Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), which included 8 Indian clinical isolates sequenced and assembled in this study, to understand its pangenome architecture. We predicted genes for all the 96 strains and clustered their respective CDSs into homologous gene clusters (HGCs) to reveal a hard-core, soft-core and accessory genome component of MTBC. The hard-core (HGCs shared amongst 100% of the strains) was comprised of 2,066 gene clusters whereas the soft-core (HGCs shared amongst at least 95% of the strains) comprised of 3,374 gene clusters. The change in the core and accessory genome components when observed as a function of their size revealed that MTBC has an open pangenome. We identified 74 HGCs that were absent from reference strains H37Rv and H37Ra but were present in most of clinical isolates. We report PCR validation on 9 candidate genes depicting 7 genes completely absent from H37Rv and H37Ra whereas 2 genes shared partial homology with them accounting to probable insertion and deletion events. The pangenome approach is a promising tool for studying strain specific genetic differences occurring within species. We also suggest that since selecting appropriate target genes for typing purposes requires the expected target gene be present in all isolates being typed, therefore estimating the core-component of the species becomes a subject of prime importance.

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Molecular function GO annotations of the soft-core component.GO annotation for Biological process and Cellular component is provided in S5 and S6 Figs.
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pone.0122979.g004: Molecular function GO annotations of the soft-core component.GO annotation for Biological process and Cellular component is provided in S5 and S6 Figs.

Mentions: The three main Gene ontology terms under which all genes and gene products are represented include molecular function, cellular component and biological process. The 3,374 soft-core HGCs were annotated with a total of 14,297 GO terms out of which 93 were unique GO categories. Each sequence can have multiple GO terms associated with it, therefore representing redundant terms. A total of 5,023 sequences were spread over 41 GO terms of molecular function category and a distribution of these terms in the soft-core component is presented in Fig 4. The number of sequences in each GO term for the other two GO categories i.e. biological process and cellular component is represented in S5 and S6 Figs along with their annotation terms.


Comparative whole-genome analysis of clinical isolates reveals characteristic architecture of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pangenome.

Periwal V, Patowary A, Vellarikkal SK, Gupta A, Singh M, Mittal A, Jeyapaul S, Chauhan RK, Singh AV, Singh PK, Garg P, Katoch VM, Katoch K, Chauhan DS, Sivasubbu S, Scaria V - PLoS ONE (2015)

Molecular function GO annotations of the soft-core component.GO annotation for Biological process and Cellular component is provided in S5 and S6 Figs.
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pone.0122979.g004: Molecular function GO annotations of the soft-core component.GO annotation for Biological process and Cellular component is provided in S5 and S6 Figs.
Mentions: The three main Gene ontology terms under which all genes and gene products are represented include molecular function, cellular component and biological process. The 3,374 soft-core HGCs were annotated with a total of 14,297 GO terms out of which 93 were unique GO categories. Each sequence can have multiple GO terms associated with it, therefore representing redundant terms. A total of 5,023 sequences were spread over 41 GO terms of molecular function category and a distribution of these terms in the soft-core component is presented in Fig 4. The number of sequences in each GO term for the other two GO categories i.e. biological process and cellular component is represented in S5 and S6 Figs along with their annotation terms.

Bottom Line: We identified 74 HGCs that were absent from reference strains H37Rv and H37Ra but were present in most of clinical isolates.The pangenome approach is a promising tool for studying strain specific genetic differences occurring within species.We also suggest that since selecting appropriate target genes for typing purposes requires the expected target gene be present in all isolates being typed, therefore estimating the core-component of the species becomes a subject of prime importance.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: GN Ramachandran Knowledge Center for Genome Informatics, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), Mall Road, Delhi-110007, India; Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR), 2, Rafi Marg, Anusandhan Bhawan, New Delhi 110001, India.

ABSTRACT
The tubercle complex consists of closely related mycobacterium species which appear to be variants of a single species. Comparative genome analysis of different strains could provide useful clues and insights into the genetic diversity of the species. We integrated genome assemblies of 96 strains from Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC), which included 8 Indian clinical isolates sequenced and assembled in this study, to understand its pangenome architecture. We predicted genes for all the 96 strains and clustered their respective CDSs into homologous gene clusters (HGCs) to reveal a hard-core, soft-core and accessory genome component of MTBC. The hard-core (HGCs shared amongst 100% of the strains) was comprised of 2,066 gene clusters whereas the soft-core (HGCs shared amongst at least 95% of the strains) comprised of 3,374 gene clusters. The change in the core and accessory genome components when observed as a function of their size revealed that MTBC has an open pangenome. We identified 74 HGCs that were absent from reference strains H37Rv and H37Ra but were present in most of clinical isolates. We report PCR validation on 9 candidate genes depicting 7 genes completely absent from H37Rv and H37Ra whereas 2 genes shared partial homology with them accounting to probable insertion and deletion events. The pangenome approach is a promising tool for studying strain specific genetic differences occurring within species. We also suggest that since selecting appropriate target genes for typing purposes requires the expected target gene be present in all isolates being typed, therefore estimating the core-component of the species becomes a subject of prime importance.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus