Protocol

PCR in Bioanalysis

Volume 92 of the series Methods In Molecular Medicine™ pp 115-125

Motif-Dependent Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

DNA Fingerprinting Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli
  • Séamus FanningAffiliated withDepartment of Biological Sciences, Cork Regional Technical College
  • , Deirdre O’MearaAffiliated withDepartment of Biological Sciences, Cork Regional Technical College
  • , Lesley CotterAffiliated withDepartment of Biological Sciences, Cork Regional Technical College
  • , Paddy GreerAffiliated withDepartment of Biological Sciences, Cork Regional Technical College
  • , Bartley CryanAffiliated withDepartment of Biological Sciences, Cork Regional Technical College

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Abstract

Fingerprinting techniques are essential tools in the investigation of transmissible diseases. Unless one is able to track a pathogenic organism from its reservoir, through its vectors and carriers into infected hosts, it is impossible to define an organism’s epidemiology. In the absence of such understanding public health and other measures directed toward the eradication of the infection are unlikely to succeed.