Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 27th, 1995
M. bovis is a slowly growing microorganism and confirmation of the diagnosis by conventional culture is a lengthy process.
In this report Ernesto Liebana and colleagues of Spain's University of Barcelona introduce a simple rapid method for the extraction of DNA from bovine tissue samples. The method was used in a PCR designated for the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) ("Simple and Rapid Detection of M. tuberculosis Complex Organisms in Bovine Tissue Samples by PCR," Journal of Clinical...
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