Method for detection, identification and quantitation of non-viral organisms Patent #: 4851330
ApplicationNo. 780800 filed on 10/22/1991
US Classes:435/6, Involving nucleic acid536/24.3, Probes for detection of specific nucleotide sequences or primers for the synthesis of DNA or RNA536/24.32, Probes for detection of microbial nucleotide sequences536/24.33Primers
ExaminersPrimary: Parr, Margaret
Assistant: Tran, Pablo N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesC12C 001/68
AbstractNucleic acid probes are described for detecting fungi capable of causing fungal septicemia or capable of causing food spoilage. The preferred probes are complementary to ribonucleic acid sequences found in numerous fungi and absent in animal or plant genomes. As such, these probes can detect the rRNA, rDNA, or polymerase chain reaction amplification products from the majority of fungal species. The detection of etiological agents of human fungemia, the clinical diagnosis of this disease and the direct evaluation of food or beverage fungal content utilizing rRNA or rDNA probes is now possible.