Published in Blood Weekly, February 10th, 2005
"Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious illness in humans, and subsequent epidemiological investigation requires molecular characterization to allow the identification of specific isolates.
"L. monocytogenes is usually characterized by serotyping and is subtyped by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) or ribotyping," scientists writing in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology report.
"DNA microarrays provide an alternative means to resolve genetic differences among isolates, and unlike PFGE and...
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