Reptiles are popular as pets, leading to an increased risk of human infections due to uncommon Salmonella strains including the Arizona group (subspecies arizonae and diarizonae). We present a real-time Arizona-specific polymerase chain reaction demonstrating 100% specificity and 99.6% sensitivity, offering savings in time and labor over traditional identification methods.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2009|
- 5′ Nuclease real-time PCR
- Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae
- Salmonella enterica subsp. diarizonae