Evaluation of a novel method based on PCR Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis of the tuf gene for the identification of Staphylococcus species
Journal of Microbiological Methods
F KontosA N Maniatis
A novel method, based on PCR Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis (PRA) of a part of the tuf gene (370 bp), was designed for the identification of 11 staphylococcal species, including the most common staphylococcal pathogens. A total of 258 clinical isolates were validated by this assay, and the results were in concordance with those obtained by the reference method of Kloos and Schleifer.
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