Environmental survey for four pathogenic bacteria and closely related species using phylogenetic and functional genes.

@article{Kuske2006EnvironmentalSF,
  title={Environmental survey for four pathogenic bacteria and closely related species using phylogenetic and functional genes.},
  author={Cheryl R. Kuske and Susan M. Barns and Christy C Grow and Lori Merrill and John Dunbar},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={548-58}
}
Bacterial species with high DNA sequence similarity to pathogens could affect the specificity of assays designed to detect biological threat agents in environmental samples. The natural presence of four pathogenic bacteria, Bacillus anthracis, Clostridium perfringens, Francisella tularensis, and Yersinia pestis and their closely related species, was determined for a large collection of soil and aerosol samples. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gene sequencing were used using group-specific… CONTINUE READING