Development of a Brucella suis specific hybridisation probe and PCR which distinguishes B. suis from Brucella abortus

Fayazi, Zahra, Ghadersohi,, and Hirst, Robert G, (2002) Development of a Brucella suis specific hybridisation probe and PCR which distinguishes B. suis from Brucella abortus. Veterinary Microbiology, 84 (3). pp. 253-261.

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A genomic library was prepared from Brucella suis DNA (MboI digested) and cloned into the BamHI site of pUC18. Colony hybridisation using a probe prepared from purified B. suis DNA labelled with α 32P was carried out to identify colonies of interest. About 20 colonies, which gave an intense signal upon hybridisation with whole B. suis genomic DNA as a probe, were selected. Because of the high degree of DNA homology between B. suis and Brucella abortus, a short probe was chosen as it would more likely give species specificity. Of seven fragments selected to probe whole B. suis, B. abortus, and Yersinia enterocolitica DNA, one was found to hybridise with B. suis only. The probe was sequenced in two directions and sense and anti sense primers of 25 bp in length were chosen to yield a product of 421 bp. After optimisation of the PCR, a product of 420 bp was obtained with B. suis template DNA and two bands of 420 and 650 bp were detected with B. abortus template DNA. This is the first reported PCR of the Brucella genome where a single pair of primers will discriminate between B. suis and B. abortus. No band was observed when the two primers were used to amplify E. coli, Y. enterocolitica, Enterobacter cloacae, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus uberis, Corynebacterium bovis, or Serratia marcescens template DNA.

Item ID: 13696
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1873-2542
Keywords: Brucella abortus; Brucella suis; polymerase chain reaction
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2010 22:43
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070707 Veterinary Microbiology (excl Virology) @ 51%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110801 Medical Bacteriology @ 49%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods @ 100%
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