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Detection of untreated mycobacteria by using polymerase chain reaction and specific DNA probes.

Authors
  • Fries, J W
  • Patel, R J
  • Piessens, W F
  • Wirth, D F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1991
Volume
29
Issue
8
Pages
1744–1747
Identifiers
PMID: 1761699
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A method for specific identification of mycobacteria by using the polymerase chain reaction on organisms taken from liquid cultures, frozen suspensions, or colonies grown on Lowenstein-Jensen slants is presented. This direct detection of mycobacterial organisms has important implications for strain typing and diagnosis.

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