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Polymerase chain reaction typing of nonviable Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates.

Authors
  • Loeffelholz, M J
  • Thompson, C J
  • Gaunt, D D
  • Koontz, F P
  • Gilchrist, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
26
Issue
3-4
Pages
149–151
Identifiers
PMID: 9078452
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Repetitive element polymerase chain reaction (PCR) typing was applied to two Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates for which both viable and nonviable cultures were available. DNA extracted from the nonviable cultures and from fresh subcultures of the viable cultures was amplified with primers directed against the insertion sequence IS6110 and the polymorphic GC-rich repetitive sequence. For both isolates, the nonviable cultures generated PCR-banding patterns identical to those generated by the fresh subcultures.

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