Minicircle variable region probes for characterization of Leishmania (Viannia) species.


The minicircle molecules present in the kinetoplast DNA (kDNA) network constitute a particularly useful molecular tool because they are a multicopy target and present a variable region that differs among minicircle classes in the same network. Using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a set of primers directed outwardly from the minicircle conserved… (More)