Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 22nd, 2005
"A DNA fingerprinting method for the characterization of Legionella pneumophila serogroup I strains was established. This method was based on the DNA extraction using Chelex 100 and subsequent PCR analysis using primers under conditions of low stringency.
"Sixteen single primers were tested for the typing of the 10 epidemiologically unrelated reference strains of L. pneumophila serogroup I as well as patient isolates and environmental strains isolated from the water system of a hospital where patients with legionellosis were treated," researchers in...
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