Rapid and simple identification of Orientia tsutsugamushi from other group rickettsiae by duplex PCR assay using groEL gene.

In this study, two new duplex PCR methods based on the groEL gene were developed and investigated for the diagnosis of rickettsiae. The first duplex PCR assay amplified the 229-bp and the 366-bp DNAs of 6 strains including typhus group (TG) and spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae, and 5 scrub typhus group (STG) rickettsiae, respectively. The second duplex… CONTINUE READING