Use of a real-time PCR TaqMan assay for rapid identification and differentiation of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei

Jana M. U'Ren, Matthew N. Van Ert, James M. Schupp, W. Ryan Easterday, Tatum S. Simonson, Richard T. Okinaka, Talima R Pearson, Paul S Keim

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A TaqMan allelic-discrimination assay designed around a synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism was used to genotype Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei isolates. The assay rapidly identifies and discriminates between these two highly pathogenic bacteria and does not cross-react with genetic near neighbors, such as Burkholderia thailandensis and Burkholderia cepacia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5771-5774
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005


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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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