A novel multiplex PCR method for Clostridium botulinum neurotoxin type A gene cluster typing.

A rapid, simple and sensitive multiplex PCR method for boNT/A gene cluster typing was developed by combining the results of BoNT/A subtype (boNT/A1 or /A2) gene detection with ha33 and/or p47 gene detection. Ten isolates associated with infant botulism in Japan were examined and divided into boNT/A gene cluster types 2 and 3 by origin (honey feeding or not… CONTINUE READING