Molecular techniques: An overview of methods for the detection of bacteria

  • Olubukola O Babalola Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

Several DNA molecular markers are now available for use in surveillance and investigation of food-borne outbreaks that were previously difficult to detect. The results from several sources of literature indicate substantially different degrees of sensitivities between conventional detection methods and molecular-based methods. The new technology is noted for increased sensitivity over the traditional culture methods which they complement.

Key words: molecular techniques, fingerprinting, microorganism.

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 2 (12), pp. 710-713, December 2003

Author Biography

Olubukola O Babalola, Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Tel.: +2348037035965.
Published
2004-02-27
Section
Articles

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