Rapid identification of Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae and S. enterica subsp. diarizonae by real-time polymerase chain reaction

Katie L. Hopkins*, Tansy Peters, Andrew Lawson, Robert J. Owen

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-454
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

Keywords

  • 5′ Nuclease real-time PCR
  • Salmonella enterica subsp. arizonae
  • Salmonella enterica subsp. diarizonae

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