Accession Number : ADD012603

Title :   A Nucleic Acid Probe and Method for the Detection of Shigella and Enteroinvasive E. coli Bacteria.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Kopecko,Dennis J ; Venkatesan,Malabi M ; Buysse,Jerry M ; Stover,Charles K ; Oaks,Edwin V

Report Date : 22 Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This invention relates to nucleic acid probes and a method for the rapid detection of Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli, the causative agents of bacterial dysentery, by use of a nucleic acid hybridization probe, equivalent to a plasmid DNA region encoding one of 4 specific invasion-associated, peptides of all strains of Shigella and enterinvasive E. coli, in a nucleic acid hybridization reaction with a clinical specimen containing dysentery bacteria.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *ESCHERICHIA COLI, *SHIGELLA, *BACTERIOLOGY, *EPIDEMIOLOGY, BACTERIA, DETECTION, DYSENTERY, HYBRIDIZATION, NUCLEIC ACIDS, PEPTIDES, PROBES, QUICK REACTION, RESPONSE

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE