Lookup NU author(s): Professor John Magee
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Individuals suffering from fibrocystic disease may acquire non-tuberculous mycobacteria as colonizing or infecting organisms. Mycobacterium abscessus is of particular concern because it may be very difficult to eradicate and may mitigate against lung transplantation. However, this species may be difficult to reliably differentiate from the closely related M. chelonae. We have developed a rapid, low-cost, short sequence-based technique to confirm species identity by analysis of a segment of the RNA Polymerase B (rpoB) gene.
Author(s): Arnold C, Barrett A, Cross L, Magee JG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Print publication date: 16/03/2012
ISSN (print): 1198-743X
ISSN (electronic): 1469-0691
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