The LegSpp dtec-qPCR comprises a series of species-specific targeted reagents designed for detection of all Legionella species by using qPCR. The genus Legionella is a pathogenic group ofgram negativebacterium that includes the species L. pneumophila, causative agent of Legionnaires Disease and L. longbeachae which causes Pontiac Fever.Legionella is common in many environments, including soil and aquatic systems, with at least 50 species and 70 serogroupsidentified. In humans, the species L. pneumophila invades and replicates inmacrophages. In depth comparative genome analysis using DNA arrays to study the gene content of 180 Legionella strains revealed the high genome plasticity and frequent horizontal gene transfer.
Kit Content and Prices
GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only
All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format
GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices