Applications of nucleic acid probes in veterinary infectious diseases

Prem S. Paul

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Nucleic acid probe technology is increasingly being used in basic research in veterinary microbiology and in diagnosis of infectious diseases of veterinary importance. This review presents an overview of nucleic acid probe methodology and its applications in veterinary infectious diseases. The major applications of nucleic acid probes include detection of pathogens in clinical samples, especially those organisms which are fastidious and difficult to cultivate, differentiation of virulent from a virulent organisms and vaccine strains from wild type isolates, typing of microorganisms mapping genes, screening libraries of cloned DNA for specific genes, detection of latently infected or carrier animals, study of mechanisms of pathogenesis, epidemiological studies and food safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-417
Number of pages9
JournalVeterinary Microbiology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • veterinary(all)


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