Development of an appropriate PCR system for the reclassification of Streptococcus suis.

@article{Ishida2014DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an appropriate PCR system for the reclassification of Streptococcus suis.},
  author={Sakura Ishida and Le Hong Thuy Tien and Ro Osawa and Mari Tohya and Ryohei Nomoto and Yoshiaki Kawamura and Tatsuhumi Takahashi and Naoya Kikuchi and Ken Kikuchi and Tsutomu Sekizaki},
  journal={Journal of microbiological methods},
  year={2014},
  volume={107},
  pages={66-70}
}
Thirty-five serotypes of Streptococcus suis (serotypes 1-34 and serotype 1/2) have so far been described on the basis of their polysaccharide capsular antigens. However, in the last decade, some serotype reference strains have been reexamined for their taxonomic status, and the reference strains of serotypes 20, 22, 26, 32, 33, and 34 may be different from taxon S. suis. In the present study, we developed a novel PCR method targeting the recombination/repair protein (recN) gene of S. suis… CONTINUE READING