Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) analysis of amplified DNA fragment of the 16S and 23S rRNA genes was performed on 35 Helicobacter, 24 Campylobacter, and 15 Arcobacter strains. PCR amplification generated a 1004-bp fragment of 16S rDNA and a 2.6-Kbp fragment of 23S rDNA from each strain. The amplicons were digested with DdeI and HpaII, respectively. For both assays, distinctive profiles were obtained for each genus. 23S rDNA PCR-RFLP analysis with HpaII enzyme identified Campylobacter and Helicobacter strains at the species level. Analysis of 16S rRNA gene with DdeI enzyme was not useful for the specific identification of Campylobacter and Arcobacter, although it discriminated among Helicobacter species. The PCR-RFLP technique allowed for the discrimination among these three related genus with only one restriction enzyme; therefore it can be a simple, rapid, and useful method for routine identification. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
González, A., Moreno, Y., González, R., Hernández, J., & Ferrús, M. A. (2006). Development of a simple and rapid method based on polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis to differentiate Helicobacter, Campylobacter, and Arcobacter species. Current Microbiology, 416-421. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00284-006-0168-5