Comparison of a Real-Time Multiplex PCR and Sequetyping Assay for Pneumococcal Serotyping.

BACKGROUND:Pneumococcal serotype identification is essential to monitor pneumococcal vaccine effectiveness and serotype replacement. Serotyping by conventional serological methods are costly, labour-intensive, and require significant technical expertise. We compared two different molecular methods t...

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Main Authors: Felix S Dube, Suzan P van Mens, Lourens Robberts, Nicole Wolter, Paul Nicol, Joseph Mafofo, Samantha Africa, Heather J Zar, Mark P Nicol
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2015-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
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