A single RNA probe was synthesized and used to detect simultaneously the methanol-soluble heat-stable enterotoxin and heat-labile enterotoxin genes in Escherichia coli strains. The results with the biotinylated or radioactive probe correlated 100% with the biological assay results for both toxins. The RNA probe detected the three known heat-stable enterotoxin A alleles.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)