J Korean Soc Microbiol.  1999 Oct;34(5):491-500.

Identification of Mycobacterium avium complex ( MAC ) clinical Strains to a Species Level by Sequencing and PCR - SSCP Analysis of rpoB DNA

Abstract

A recent study showed that comparative sequence analysis of rpoB DNAs could reveal natural relationships in genus Mycobacterium [J Clin Microbiol. 37 (6). 1999]. rpoB DNAs showed interspecies variation and intraspecies conservation, Based on these data, we developed polymerase chain reaction-single strand conformation polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) protocols which enable species differentiation in genus Mycabacterium. When this assay was applied to 24 clinical isolates identified as M. avium complex (MAC) by biochemical test, these were successfully differentiated into M. avium and M. intracellulare. These results were concordant with those obtained by 16s rDNA analysis. It is the first report that PCR-SSCP analysis of rpoB DNA could be used for species differentiation of MAC strains.

Keyword

PCR-SSCP; MAC; rpoB DNA

MeSH Terms

DNA*
DNA, Ribosomal
Mycobacterium avium Complex*
Mycobacterium avium*
Mycobacterium*
Polymerase Chain Reaction*
Polymorphism, Single-Stranded Conformational*
Sequence Analysis
DNA
DNA, Ribosomal
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