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Type: Journal article
Title: A novel method for development of species and strain-specific DNA proves and PCR primers for identifying Burkholderia Solanacearum (formerly Pseudomonas Solanacearum)
Author: Opina, N.
Tavner, F.
Hollway, G.
Wang, J.F.
Li, T.H.
Maghirang, R.
Fegan, M.
Hayward, A.
Krishnapillai, V.
Hong, W.
Holloway, B.
Timmis, J.
Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 1997; 5(1):19-30
Publisher: UNIV MALAYA
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 0128-7451
Abstract: Six Burkholderia solanacearum (formerly Pseudomonas solanacearum) genomic DNA fragments were isolated, using RAPD techniques and cloning, from the three genetically diverse strains: ACH092 (Biovar 4), ACH0158 (Biovar 2) and ACH0171 (Biovar 3) (1). One of these cloned fragments was selected because it was present constantly in all bacterial strains analysed. The remaining five clones were selected because Southern hybridisation revealed that each showed partial or complete specificity towards the strain of origin. A seventh genomic fragment showing a strain-specific distribution in Southern hybridisations was obtained by differential restriction, hybridisation and cloning of genomic DNA. Each of these clones was sequenced and primers to amplify the insert were designed. When DNA from the strain of origin was used as template, PCR amplification for each of these fragments yielded a single band on gel analysis. One pair of primers amplified the species-constant fragment of 281 bp from DNA of all B. solanacearum strains investigated, from DNA of the closely related bacterium which causes ''blood disease'' of banana (BDB) and in P. syzigii. The sensitivity of detection of B. solanacearum using these ubiquitous primers was between 1.3 and 20 bacterial cells. The feasibility and reliability of a PCR approach to detection and identification of B. solanacearum was tested in diverse strains of the bacterium in several countries and laboratories.
Keywords: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology; Group-ii; Hybridization; Fragments; Sequences; Gene; Identification
RMID: 0030004346
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