A multiplex PCR to identify porcine mycoplasmas present in broth cultures.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae, Mycoplasma hyorhinis and Mycoplasma flocculare can be present in the lungs of pigs at the same time. These three mycoplasma species all require similar growth conditions and can be recovered from clinical samples using the same media. We have developed a multiplex PCR as a helpful tool for rapid differentiation of these three species in the course of isolation. Based on the 16S ribosomal DNA sequences, three different forward primers and a single reverse primer were selected. Each forward primer was compared to available mycoplasma sequences, showing the primers to…

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