Mycobacteria are diverse in their host ranges, but very little separates them based on their genomes, with only single nucleotide differences between M. tuberculosis strains. Using the large amount of sequencing data available for M. tuberculosis (currently comprising over 5,000 just for M. tuberculosis), we have been able to identify SNPs potentially causing physiological differences.

Sorry, can’t say anymore than that 🤷‍♂️…hopefully once transcriptomics is done and paper pending, then I can write about it!