Published in Health and Medicine Week, March 13th, 2006
"Staphylococcus aureus is considered the second most common pathogen to cause outbreaks of food poisoning, exceeded only by Campylobacter. Consumption of foods containing this microorganism is often identified as the cause of illness," scientists in Spain report.
According to H. Berrada and colleagues at the University of Valencia, "In this study, a rapid, reliable, and sensitive real-time quantitative PCR was developed and compared with conventional culture methods.
"Real-time quantitative PCR was carried out by purifying DNA extracts of S....
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