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Nucleotide sequences specific to Yersinia pestis and methods for the detection of Yersinia pestis

United States Patent

February 24, 2009
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Nucleotide sequences specific to Yersinia pestis that serve as markers or signatures for identification of this bacterium were identified. In addition, forward and reverse primers and hybridization probes derived from these nucleotide sequences that are used in nucleotide detection methods to detect the presence of the bacterium are disclosed.
McCready; Paula M. (Tracy, CA), Radnedge; Lyndsay (San Mateo, CA), Andersen; Gary L. (Berkeley, CA), Ott; Linda L. (Livermore, CA), Slezak; Thomas R. (Livermore, CA), Kuczmarski; Thomas A. (Livermore, CA), Motin; Vladinir L. (League City, TX)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
10/ 630,536
July 29, 2003
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.