This item still needs to be validated !
Title: Detection of bacterial and mycoplasma contamination in cell cultures by polymerase chain reaction
Authors: Spaepen, M ×
Angulo, A F
Marynen, Peter
Cassiman, Jean-Jacques #
Issue Date: Jan-1993
Series Title: FEMS Microbiology Letters. vol:78 issue:1 pages:89-94
Abstract: A fast and simple method to detect bacterial and especially mycoplasma contamination in tissue culture by means of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification is described. In a first step the universal primer pairs P1/P2 (190-bp fragment) and P3/P4 (120-bp fragment) directed to different conserved parts of the prokaryotic 16S rRNA gene are used. A positive signal after amplification on cell culture DNA with these primers provides an indication of bacterial infection. Using the internal primers IP1, IP3 and IP'3 complementary to a part of the V4 and V8 variable regions of the 16S rRNA gene, in combination with a universal primer, cultures contaminated with mycoplasma could be identified. Six mycoplasma species, typical contaminants in tissue cultures, were investigated: Mycoplasma orale, M. fermentans, M. arginini, M. hyorhinis, M. hominis and Aeromonas laidlawii. This mycoplasma test is an easy, specific and sensitive assay which should be extremely useful in any tissue culture setting.
ISSN: 0378-1097
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular Genetics Section (-)
Human Mutations and Polymorphisms Section (-)
Forensic Biomedical Sciences
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:

There are no files associated with this item.

Request a copy


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science