A multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was developed for the identification of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Three sets of primers were designed for detecting O4, H:i, and H:1,2 antigen genes from the antigen-specific genes rfbJ,fliC, and fljB, respectively. These were evaluated in a multiplex PCR assay by using DNAs from S. enterica serovar Typhimurium, 15 other Salmonella serovars, and 8 non-Salmonella enteric pathogens. Multiplex PCR proved to be capable of identifying S. enterica serovar Typhimurium specifically and differentiating it from other Salmonella serovars in addition to non-Salmonella enteric pathogens. Thus, this multiplex PCR assay can be practically applied to the identificaiton of S. enterica serovar Typhimurium.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Japanese journal of infectious diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2003 Aug|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases