Bovine tuberculosis (BTB), a zoonotic infection of cattle caused by Mycobacterium bovis, results in losses of $3 billion to the global agricultural industry and represents the fourth most important livestock disease worldwide. M. bovis as a source of human infection is likely underreported due to the culture medium conditions used to isolate the organism from sputum or other sample sources. We report here the draft genome sequences of M. bovis BZ 31150, isolated from a bronchial washing from a captive chimpanzee, and M. bovis B2 7505, isolated from a human sputum sample in Uganda.
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This project was supported by NIH research training grant R25 TW009345 funded by the Fogarty International Center, the National Institute of Mental Health, the NIH Office of the Director Office of Research on Women's Health, and the NIH Office of the Director the Office of AIDS Research. Mycobacterium bovis research in the Sreevatsan lab is partially funded by the Morris Animal Foundation (D14ZO-086).