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Title: Detection and prevention of mycoplasma hominis infection

The present invention is directed to a rapid and sensitive method for detecting Mycoplasma hominis using M. hominis-specific probes, oligonucleotides or antibodies. In particular a target sequence can be amplified by in vitro nucleic acid amplification techniques, detected by nucleic acid hybridization using the subject probes and oligonucleotides or detected by immunoassay using M. hominis-specific antibodies. M. hominis-specific nucleic acids which do not recognize or hybridize to genomic nucleic acid of other Mycoplasma species are also provided.
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Scranton, PA)
  2. (Philadelphia, PA)
  3. (San Antonio, TX)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
University of Scranton (Scranton, PA); Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. (Tucson, AZ) OSTI
Patent Number(s):
US 5595871
Application Number:
Contract Number:
F49620-85-C001; F49620-88-C0053
Research Org:
United States Air Force
Country of Publication:
United States
detection; prevention; mycoplasma; hominis; infection; directed; rapid; sensitive; method; detecting; hominis-specific; probes; oligonucleotides; antibodies; particular; target; sequence; amplified; vitro; nucleic; acid; amplification; techniques; detected; hybridization; subject; immunoassay; acids; recognize; hybridize; genomic; species; provided; acid hybridization; nucleic acid; nucleic acids; target sequence; specific nucleic; specific probe; acid amplification; sensitive method; mycoplasma hominis; /435/999/