Molecular detection of all 34 distinct O-antigen forms of Shigella.

@article{Li2009MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular detection of all 34 distinct O-antigen forms of Shigella.},
  author={Yayue Li and Boyang Cao and Bin Liu and Dan Liu and Qili Gao and Xia Peng and Junli Wu and David A Bastin and Liang Feng and Lei Wang},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 Pt 1},
  pages={69-81}
}
Shigella is the cause of shigellosis or bacillary dysentery, the occurrence of which is estimated to be 165 million cases per year worldwide, resulting in 1.1 million deaths. Rapid and reliable assays for detecting and identifying Shigella in food, environmental and clinical samples are therefore necessary. Shigella species are traditionally identified by their O antigens. This study developed a DNA microarray targeting O-serotype-specific genes to detect all 34 distinct O-antigen forms of… CONTINUE READING

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