|Product||MicroSEQ® Microbial Identification System||MassARRAY® System with iSEQ ™ software - Comparative Sequence Analyser||Diversilab™ System||
Microbial Characterization System
||PCR of target region, transcription with T7 and SP6 polymerases base-specific RNA cleavage analysed by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry.||DNA extraction followed by repetitive sequence-based PCR (rep-PCR), fragments separated by electrophoresis in a microfluidic DNA LabChip, fragments bind with intercalating dye and detected by laser.||southern hydridization
restriction enzymes cleave extracted DNA, DNA extraction followed by PCR of 16s rRNA gene fragments separated by gel electrophoresis then hybridized with chemiluminescent DNA probes camera records light emissions need multiple restriction endonucleases for charting similarity of isolates.
|Results||DNA sequence comparison to identification databases, with phylogenetic analysis.||compared to database for identification, detects single base pair deviations and identifies new sequences, produces distance matrices - sample clustering.||Strain and sub-species discrimination. Similarity matrix and dendrogram available for determining strain relatedness. Databases available for characterization||RiboPrint® pattern compared to database for characterization or compares identification at subspecies level.|
|Fastest time to result||5 hours||1 hour||5 hours||8 hours|
|Max no. tests per day||80||3072||48||32|
|Library||1900 bacterial species
1000 fungal species
|open database enables comparative sequencing with other reference databases bacteria, viruses, fungi.||Over 3000 bacterial fingerprints
Over 500 fungal fingerprints
219 bacterial genera
1440 species and serotypes.
Table prepared Aug 2008.
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