A polymerase chain reaction for the specific detection of Helicobacter pylori was developed using a primer pair derived from the nucleotide sequence of the urease A gene of H pylori. Specific amplification of a 411 base pair DNA fragment from all strains of H pylori tested was achieved. Ten organisms were detected using the PCR and the technique permitted direct detection of H pylori in clinical biopsy samples. PCR will be useful for both prospective and retrospective investigation of the aetiology and epidemiology of H pylori associated disease.
Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.