Use of immunoelectron microscopy to demonstrate Francisella tularensis

Thomas Geisbert, P. B. Jahrling, J. W. Ezzell

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Abstract

Three immunoelectron microscopy (IEM) methods were employed to show laboratory-cultivated Francisella tularensis. By the IEM assays, F. tularensis was distinguished from four antigenically distinct gram-negative bacteria. IEM should be a valuable tool for confirming presumptive isolates of F. tularensis and may potentially be useful for demonstrating other medically important bacteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1936-1939
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume31
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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