Comparison of five commercial DNA extraction kits for the recovery of Francisella tularensis DNA from spiked soil samples.

@article{Whitehouse2007ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of five commercial DNA extraction kits for the recovery of Francisella tularensis DNA from spiked soil samples.},
  author={Chris A. Whitehouse and Hannah E Hottel},
  journal={Molecular and cellular probes},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={92-6}
}
Francisella tularensis is the etiologic agent of the zoonotic disease tularemia and is thought to be maintained in the environment principally by various terrestrial and aquatic vertebrate animals. The organism is known to persist in water or mud for long periods of time and Francisella-specific DNA has been identified from water and soil. To gain a better understanding of the ecology and epidemiology of F. tularensis, it will be important to further explore its distribution in the environment… CONTINUE READING