M N Strzempko

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A method for obtaining high-molecular-weight chromosomal DNA from Bacteroides intermedius and Bacteroides gingivalis is described. This technique is a modification of the guanidine isothiocyanate isolation procedure for RNA and should be useful for isolating intact DNA from organisms with high endogenous nuclease activity.
API ZYM and API An-Ident enzymatic substrate tests were done on six oral species which are difficult to characterize with conventional biochemical tests. "Bacteroides forsythus, the "fusiform" Bacteroides species (A. C. R. Tanner, M. A. Listgarten, M. N. Strzempko, and J. L. Ebersole, manuscript in preparation), is difficult to cultivate in broth media, yet(More)
The standard preparative procedure for extraction and purification of intact high-molecular-weight chromosomal DNA from procaryotic organisms has required an enzyme detergent lysis and an organic solvent treatment (3). In previous studies, as well as in our own attempts to isolate intact DNA from the anaerobic periodontal pathogens Bacteroides intermedius(More)
In this study, we evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of whole genomic DNA probes for the periodontal pathogens Haemophilus actinomycetemcomitans, Bacteroides intermedius, and Bacteroides gingivalis. By means of these probes, DNA hybridizations were performed against other organisms found in the oral cavity and organisms previously determined to be(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare DNA probe analyses to cultural methods for detecting three periodontal pathogens, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Bacteroides gingivalis, and Bacteroides intermedius, in human subgingival plaque. Subgingival sites from patients diagnosed as either healthy or showing evidence of gingivitis or juvenile or adult(More)
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