Biopolym. Cell. 2023; 39(2):77-89.
Features of PCR diagnosis of anthrax
1Yanenko U. M., 1Zaviriuha H. A., 1Vasylieva T. B., 1Tkachuk Z. Yu.
  1. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics, NAS of Ukraine
    150, Akademika Zabolotnoho Str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03143


Under certain conditions, molecular methods of diagnosis have a significant advantage over long-term classical microbiological methods. Because of the highly pathogenic properties of Bacillus anthracis, it is necessary to put into practice express methods of the pathogen identification in case of a biological threat of the infection expand among vulnerable animals, people, and contamination of the territory. The identification of B. anthracis is difficult because of the spore and vegetative forms and the similarity to closely related species. Ukraine is a disadvantaged country for anthrax. The introduction of reliable, sensitive and specific molecular diagnostic methods is a priority in the issue of biosafety.
Keywords: Bacillus anthracis, diagnostics, identification, rapid tests, microbiological studies, methods of molecular microbiology


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