The application of PCR to epidemiological study on spotted fever group rickettsiae

J. Z. Zhang, M. Y. Fan, D. Z. Bi

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    It was the first time that a primer pairs derived from the 190KDa protein antigen gene of R. rickettsii were used to amplify SFGR DNA in ticks, tick ova, larva, tick faeces and rodent organs which were collected in Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hainan and Beijing. A 532bp fragment was respectively amplified from above samples. The results were partially in concordance with data obtained through rickettsiae isolation. It was suggested that PCR is a rapid, specific, sensitive and practical method for detection of SFGR in endemic foci.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)25-28
    Number of pages4
    JournalZhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Feb 1995


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    • Medicine(all)

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