A DNA probe for the detection and identification of Bacillus sporothermodurans using the 16S-23S rDNA spacer region and phylogenetic analysis of some field isolates of Bacillus which form highly heat resistant spores.

The spacer regions between the 16S and 23S rRNA genes (spacer regions 1) of Bacillus sporothermodurans were PCR-amplified, cloned and sequenced. Six unique spacer sequences in four size classes were recovered from two strains, rrnA (about 190 bp), rrnB (about 303 bp), rrnC (355 bp) and rrnD (554 bp). rrnD contained two tRNA genes which were deciphered as… CONTINUE READING