Detection of Streptobacillus spp. in feral rats by specific polymerase chain reaction.

@article{Kimura2008DetectionOS,
  title={Detection of Streptobacillus spp. in feral rats by specific polymerase chain reaction.},
  author={Masanobu Kimura and Tsutomu Tanikawa and Michio Suzuki and Nobuo Koizumi and Tsuneo Kamiyama and Koichi Imaoka and Akio Yamada},
  journal={Microbiology and immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={9-15}
}
Streptobacillus moniliformis is an etiological agent of rat-bite fever and Haverhill fever in human infection. As the currently available methods for identifying the causative bacteria are not satisfactory, we attempted to establish them by PCR using newly designed primers for the 16S rRNA gene of S. moniliformis. We then determined the prevalence of Streptobacillus spp. in two species of feral rats that inhabit an urban region in Japan, because information on the prevalence of the bacteria in… CONTINUE READING
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