Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 26224848
Link to DOI – 10.1128/JCM.00738-15
J Clin Microbiol 2015 Oct; 53(10): 3355-8
Three multiplex PCR assays were developed to identify the 11 most common Listeria monocytogenes clones in clinical and food samples; 270 (95.7%) of 282 strains of serogroups IVb, IIb, IIa, and IIc were identified accurately. This novel tool is a rapid and efficient alternative to multilocus sequence typing for identification of L. monocytogenes clones.