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J Dairy Sci. 2006 Jul;89(7):2424-7.

Technical note: a rapid pulsed-field gel electrophoresis method for analysis of bifidobacteria.

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Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802, USA.


Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) is a widely used and highly discriminatory molecular typing method that has been applied to bifidobacteria. However, published PFGE protocols used with bifidobacteria require between 5 and 7 d to complete. A rapid PFGE method was developed that can be completed within 24 h.

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