Molecular detection and analysis of Y . pestis

  title={Molecular detection and analysis of Y . pestis},
  author={Robert E. Levin},
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been used to detect Y. pestis in infected fleas, soil samples, and clinical samples for rapid diagnosis of plague. PCR-gradient density electrophoresis (PCR-GDE) has allowed the distinction between the three pathogenic Yersinia species utilizing the rpoB gene. The application of the PCR to dental samples has allowed… CONTINUE READING