Multiplex PCR that can distinguish between immunologically cross-reactive serovar 3, 6, and 8 Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae strains

Zhou, L and Jones, S C P and Angen, Ø and Bossé, J T and Nash, J H E and Frey, J and Zhou, R and Chen, H C and Kroll, J S and Rycroft, A N and Langford, P R (2008) Multiplex PCR that can distinguish between immunologically cross-reactive serovar 3, 6, and 8 Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae strains. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY, 46 (2). pp. 800-803.

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Abstract

We describe a highly sensitive and specific multiplex PCR, based on capsular loci and the species specific apxIV gene, that unequivocally differentiates serovar 3, 6, and 8 Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae strains that are cross-reactive in conventional immunological tests.