A RSI-PCR assay was developed for the detection of a Bacillus anthracis-specific nonsense mutation in the plcR gene. The assay specificity was tested using 170 Bacillus spp. strains including 47 strains of B. anthracis. The plcR RSI-PCR distinguished Bacillus cereus group strains closely related to B. anthracis from the anthrax agent. The assay was found to be a robust, simple and cost effective tool for B. anthracis identification. In contrast to previously developed real time PCR-based methods, the RSI-PCR needs basic molecular biology equipment only, and thus may be easily introduced in developing countries, where anthrax is endemic.

Specific Bacillus anthracis identification by a plcR-targeted restriction site insertion-PCR (RSI-PCR) assay

RADDADI, NOURA;
2007

Abstract

A RSI-PCR assay was developed for the detection of a Bacillus anthracis-specific nonsense mutation in the plcR gene. The assay specificity was tested using 170 Bacillus spp. strains including 47 strains of B. anthracis. The plcR RSI-PCR distinguished Bacillus cereus group strains closely related to B. anthracis from the anthrax agent. The assay was found to be a robust, simple and cost effective tool for B. anthracis identification. In contrast to previously developed real time PCR-based methods, the RSI-PCR needs basic molecular biology equipment only, and thus may be easily introduced in developing countries, where anthrax is endemic.
R. Gierczyński; A. A. Zasada; N. Raddadi; M. Merabishvili; D. Daffonchio; M. Rastawicki; M. Jagielski
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