Resources Contact Us Home
Nucleic acid probes for the detection of shigella

Image Number 4 for United States Patent #5648481.

The invention relates to methods of detection of bacteria of the genus Shigella and/or Enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) by use of a set of nucleic acid probes. The invention further relates to a set of Shigella specific chromosomal sequences and fragments and to probes derived from the Shigella specific fragments. Additionally, probes were derived from a sequence from the Shigella ompA gene. In particular, a series of probes, each approximately 40 nucleotides in length, were designed having specificity for Shigella or for Shigella and Enteroinvasive E. coli, and having utility in non-isotopic test formats which require amplification to achieve high sensitivity. Specific hybridization probe sets which are capable of detecting substantially all clinically significant serotypes of Shigella, as well as enteroinvasive strains of E. coli, are disclosed.

  Recently Added Patents
Apparatus and method for efficient transmission of acknowledgements
Preparation process of transition metal boride and uses thereof
Systems, methods and computer program products supporting provision of web services using IMS
System for determining potential lot consolidation during manufacturing
Controller with screen
Solar-powered roadway light
Polishing composition
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method for filtering cooking oil used in frying process
Scribe street seals in semiconductor devices and method of fabrication
String trimmer
Collaborative, fault-tolerant, scaleable, flexible, interactive real-time display and processing method and apparatus
Mass spectrometry systems
Pet carrier
Diffusion barrier trilayer for minimizing reaction between metallization layers of integrated circuits
Automobile radiator cap temperature indicator
Video camera power failure detection circuit
Waveform signal generation method with pseudo low tone synthesis