Application of a qPCR assay with melting curve analysis for detection and differentiation of protozoan oocysts in human fecal samples from Dominican Republic.

@article{Lalonde2013ApplicationOA,
  title={Application of a qPCR assay with melting curve analysis for detection and differentiation of protozoan oocysts in human fecal samples from Dominican Republic.},
  author={Laura F. Lalonde and Julissa Reyes and Alvin A. Gajadhar},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2013},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={
          892-8
        }
}
A quantitative polymerase chain reaction assay with melt curve analysis (qPCR-MCA) was applied for the detection of protozoan oocysts in 501 human fecal samples collected in Dominican Republic. Samples were subjected to qPCR using universal coccidia primers targeting 18S rDNA to detect oocysts followed by MCA to identify oocyst species based on amplicon melting temperature. Putative positive samples were also tested by conventional PCR and microscopy. Cystoisospora belli (×3), Cryptosporidium… CONTINUE READING

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