Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR for study of Streptococcus mutans diversity and transmission in human populations

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  • Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) is considered the "gold standard" for molecular epidemiological study. Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR (rep-PCR) is less time-consuming and more suitable for analyzing large numbers of bacterial strains in human populations. PFGE and rep-PCR provide comparable genotyping results for investigating Streptococcus mutans diversity and transmission. Copyright © 2010, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Moser SA; Mitchell SC; Ruby JD; Momeni S; Osgood RC; Whiddon J; Childers NK
  • Start Page

  • 599
  • End Page

  • 602
  • Volume

  • 48
  • Issue

  • 2