Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis for Mycobacteria

  • Wolfgang J. Philipp
  • Stephen Gordon
  • Amalio Telenti
  • Stewart T. Cole
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 101)


The introduction of pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was a major breakthrough in the field of genome research (1), allowing the analysis of whole procaryotic and eucaryotic chromosomes. This became possible by a combination of new techniques for the extraction of intact chromosomal DNA in agarose blocks and electrophoresis using varying electrical fields.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang J. Philipp
    • 1
  • Stephen Gordon
    • 2
  • Amalio Telenti
    • 1
  • Stewart T. Cole
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of BerneBerneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Unitè de Gènètique Molèculaire BactèrienneInstitut PasteurParisFrance
  3. 3.Unite de Genetique Mycobacterienne, Departement de Bacteriologie et MycologieInstitut PasteurParisFrance

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