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flaB Gene as a Molecular Marker for Distinct Identification of Borrelia Species in Environmental Samples by the PCR-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Method ▿

By Beata Wodecka


A new protocol employing nested PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) based on the flaB gene and two restriction enzymes was worked out. This protocol allows the identification of all Borrelia species transmitted by Ixodes ricinus in Europe, including Borrelia miyamotoi and 3 genetic variants of B. garinii. A dendrogram of flaB sequence similarity was in accordance with RFLP variants

Topics: Methods
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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