Author(s): Hanaoka N, Matsutani M, Kawabata H, Yamamoto S, Fujita H,
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Abstract We developed a specific and rapid detection system for Rickettsia japonica and R. heilongjiangensis, the causative agents of spotted fever, using a TaqMan minor groove binder probe for a particular open reading frame (ORF) identified by the R. japonica genome project. The target ORF was present only in R. japonica-related strains.
This article was published in Emerg Infect Dis
and referenced in Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health