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Identification of related DNA sequences in Borrelia burgdorferi and two strains of Leptospira interrogans by using polymerase chain reaction. J Clin Microbiol 1991 Oct;29(10):2338-40

Date

10/01/1991

Pubmed ID

1939594

Pubmed Central ID

PMC270326

Abstract

The suitability of a polymerase chain reaction assay for Borrelia burgdorferi in epidemiological studies of infected tick populations was evaluated by using 28 strains of Leptospira interrogans and lysates of fixed adult Ixodes tick tissues. Two false positives representing leptospires were differentiated from B. burgdorferi by using an oligonucleotide probe.

Author List

Kron MA, Gupta A, Mackenzie CD

Author

Michael Kron MD Director, Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Animals
Base Sequence
Borrelia burgdorferi Group
DNA Probes
DNA, Bacterial
Leptospira interrogans
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
Species Specificity
Ticks
jenkins-FCD Prod-388 89e904233d719332173309c68ab82b0b2a78a3a7