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Development of a real-time PCR assay for quantification of Citrobacter rodentium
- Sagaidak, Sofia, Taibi, Amel, Wen, Bijun, Comelli, Elena M.
- Journal of microbiological methods 2016 v.126 pp. 76-77
- Citrobacter rodentium, detection limit, feces, genes, quantitative polymerase chain reaction
- Molecular tools to quantify Citrobacter rodentium are not available. We developed a quantitative PCR assay targeting the espB gene. This assay is specific, has a linearity range of about 6.7×101 to 6.7×106cells/PCR reaction (92% efficiency) and a detection limit of about 104cells/g wet feces.