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Peptide nucleic acid probe, kit and method for detection and/or quantification of Salmonella spp. and applications thereof

  • International Patent, WO/2011/121544, 2011


The present invention refers to the development of a Peptide Nucleic acid (PNA) probe for the detection of the Salmonella genus in different types of samples. PNA is a synthetic molecule analogue to DNA that, due to its physicochemical properties, allows a faster analysis with higher sensitivity than the DNA probes. These probes are combined with fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), a molecular biology technique that allows the direct visualization of the microorganism in the sample. The combination of these two technologies rendered the FISH procedure faster, simpler and more efficient. ...

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