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Appl Environ Microbiol. 2010 Nov;76(21):7367-70. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00730-10. Epub 2010 Sep 3.

Detection of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis in drinking water and biofilms by quantitative PCR.

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University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College, Blue Ash, Ohio 45236, USA.

Abstract

It has been suggested that Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis has a role in Crohn's disease. The organism may be acquired but is difficult to culture from the environment. We describe a quantitative PCR (qPCR) method to detect M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis in drinking water and the results of its application to drinking water and faucet biofilm samples collected in the United States.

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PMID:
20817803
PMCID:
PMC2976226
DOI:
10.1128/AEM.00730-10
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