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Lett Appl Microbiol. 1998 Sep;27(3):168-72.

A RAPD-PCR method for large-scale typing of Bacillus cereus.

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Swedish Dairies' Association, Research and Development Department, Lund, Sweden.

Abstract

A robust RAPD-PCR procedure for large-scale typing of Bacillus cereus was developed. It is based on a simple DNA preparation, involving only freezing and boiling of cells in water with active carbon. By using a computerized system for data collection and processing, an efficient system for handling RAPD patterns for large-scale investigations was achieved. The procedure was highly discriminatory for Bacillus cereus strains and was found to give reproducible classification of RAPD fingerprints for five reference strains.

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