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PCR and Restriction Endonuclease Assay for Detection of a Novel Mutation Associated with Sulfonamide Resistance in Neisseria meningitidis

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American Society for Microbiology
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PMC
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  • Mechanisms Of Resistance

Abstract

We identified a previously undocumented mutation in the dihydropteroate synthase (folP) gene associated with Neisseria meningitidis sulfonamide resistance. A PCR-based assay to detect this mutation, which is 100% predictive of sulfonamide resistance, was developed.

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