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
Triple-action pest control formulation and method
Semiconductor device
Pre-fetching map data using variable map tile radius
Patterned MR device with controlled shape anisotropy
Measurement system service for a vehicle instrument panel
Apparatus, method and program for image receipt, processing, conversion, and delivery to and from a plurality of external apparatuses
Display apparatus and control method thereof
  Randomly Featured Patents
Conformable brace and method of application
Apparatus for severing sheet material
Textured polyester yarns and process for the production thereof
Hydrodynamic face seal with grooved sealing dam for zero-leakage
Filament-reinforced composite transmission brake band
PLL sonic bilge pump switch
Lens for a telephone handset
Drive circuit for output pull-down transistor
Wafer processing method and laser processing apparatus
Method of molding a peripheral frame with a panel insert