Extensive set of mitochondrial LSU rDNA-based oligonucleotide probes for the detection of common airborne fungi.
2004 (English)In: FEMS Microbiology Letters, ISSN 0378-1097, Vol. 237, no 1, 79-87 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Fungi exist in every indoor and outdoor environment. Many fungi are toxigenic or pathogens that may cause various public health concerns. Rapid and accurate detection and identification of fungi require specific markers. In this study, partial mitochondrial large subunit rDNA was amplified and sequenced from 32 fungal strains representing 31 species from 14 genera. Based on the sequence variation pattern, 26 oligonucleotide probes were designed for their discrimination. The specificity of the probes was evaluated through homology search against GenBank database and hybridization examination on 38 fungal strains. The 26 probes were verified as highly specific to 20 fungal species. A two-step detection procedure through PCR followed by probe hybridization gave ten-fold increase in detection sensitivity than single-step PCR assay and would be a practical approach for environmental sample screening. The probes developed in this study can be applied in clinical diagnosis and environmental monitoring of fungal agents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 237, no 1, 79-87 p.
Air Microbiology, Base Sequence, Conserved Sequence, DNA; Fungal/analysis/chemistry, DNA; Mitochondrial/*genetics, DNA; Ribosomal/*analysis, Fungi/*genetics/*isolation & purification, Genes; rRNA, Molecular Sequence Data, Nucleic Acid Hybridization, Oligonucleotide Probes, Polymerase Chain Reaction, RNA/genetics, Sensitivity and Specificity, Sequence Alignment, Sequence Analysis; DNA
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17912DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2004.tb09681.xPubMedID: 15268941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-17912DiVA: diva2:157585