Journal article

Suppression-subtractive hybridization as a strategy to identify taxon-specific sequences within the Mycoplasma mycoides cluster: Design and validation of an M. capricolum subsp capticolum-specific PCR assay

Laure Maigre, Christine Citti, Marc Marenda, Francois Poumarat, Florence Tardy

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2008

Abstract

The phylogenetically related Mycoplasma capricolum subsp. capricolum and M. mycoides subsp. mycoides biotype Large Colony are two small-ruminant pathogens involved in contagious agalactia. Their respective contributions to clinical outbreaks are not well documented, because they are difficult to differentiate with the current diagnostic techniques. In order to identify DNA sequences specific to one taxon or the other, a suppression-subtractive hybridization approach was developed. DNA fragments resulting from the reciprocal subtraction of the type strains were used as probes on a panel of M. capricolum subsp. capricolum and M. mycoides subsp. mycoides biotype Large Colony strains to assess t..

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