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Nucleotide sequences specific to Francisella tularensis and methods for the detection of Francisella tularensis

United States Patent

February 24, 2009
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Described herein is the identification of nucleotide sequences specific to Francisella tularensis that serves as a marker or signature for identification of this bacterium. 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), Vitalis; Elizabeth A (Livermore, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 644,669
December 21, 2006
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.