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Molecular procedure for detection of Burkholderia pseudomallei.


Lai, L. Suang and Sekawi, Zamberi and Abdullah Al-Haj, Nagi Ahmed and Shamsudin, Mariana Nor and Abdullah, Rasedee and Mohamed, Rahmah (2009) Molecular procedure for detection of Burkholderia pseudomallei. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 4 (2). pp. 73-79. ISSN 1815-932X; ESSN : 1993-6079


Recently several cases of melioidosis have been reported in the tropical climates, especially in Southeast Asia where, it is endemic, it also occurs sporadically throughout the world. The diagnosis of the acute or chronic infection remains challenging. The present study highlight on the optimized and reliable technique based DNA preparation for use in Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) assay. PCR amplification with specific pair of primer for each putative gene was proving specific for amplification of genes in Burkholderia pseudomallei strain D286. The PCR mixture with addition of DMSO, formamide and glycerol could ease the PCR optimization where different pairs of primers were involved. The findings of this study have contributed to some information on the molecular bases of the LPS biosynthesis genes in B. seudomallei specifically for strain D286. The specific primer pairs with the PCR mixture could be used in developing a PCR diagnosis of melioidosis.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: Medwell Publishing
Keywords: Burkholderia pseudomallei; Lipopolysaccharide; Melioidosis; Polymerase chain reaction; Primers; University Putra Malaysia.
Depositing User: Raja Norazlinda Raja Azenam
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 06:53
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2015 06:45
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15712
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