Diversity of Francisella Species in Environmental Samples from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

@inproceedings{Berrada2009DiversityOF,
  title={Diversity of Francisella Species in Environmental Samples from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts},
  author={Zenda Lea Berrada and Sam R Telford},
  booktitle={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2009}
}
We determined whether Francisella spp. are present in water, sediment, and soil from an active tularemia natural focus on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, during a multiyear outbreak of pneumonic tularemia. Environmental samples were tested by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting Francisella species 16S rRNA gene and succinate dehydrogenase A (sdhA) sequences; evidence of the agent of tularemia was sought by amplification of Francisella tularensis-specific sequences for the insertion… CONTINUE READING
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