New Genotyping System Identifies Pathogenic E. coli Outbreak Strains
The strain information provided by GSS was comparable to pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), the current standard for pathogen typing in foodborne illness outbreak investigation and response. Genome Sequence Scanning isolates and analyzes genomic DNA from either a complex mixture or a pure culture provides strain type information and predicts the bacterial serotype in five hours, days faster than current identification methods.
The GSS technology will be commercially available in 2014 in PathoGenetix's RESOLUTION Microbial Genotyping System.
Click here to view ASM poster 'Molecular Strain Typing of Shiga-toxigenic E.coli by Genome Sequence Scanning.
Tags: Genotyping, Identification, Toxins, Automation, Pathogen, Escherichia coli
Date Published: May 21, 2013
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