Diagram showing a staged strategy for pathogen discovery

FIGURE A10-2Staged strategy for pathogen discovery and link to causation

In the molecular era of pathogen discovery, culture and molecular methods are pursued in parallel until an agent is detected, isolated, and characterized. +, positive result; −, negative result. ssRNA, single-stranded RNA; dsRNA, double-stranded RNA.

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