Strain Typing Methods

Like our AccuGENX-ID® methods for identification of bacteria and fungi using the 16S and ITS2 genes, our AccuGENX-ST® sequence typing uses standard molecular biological methods of DNA extraction, PCR amplification and DNA sequencing of protein coding target genes to characterize your isolates to the strain level. The resulting DNA sequences, or sequence types, are compared to others in a database and the relationships displayed in a phylogenetic tree. Charles River will perform comparisons for any samples or sets of samples upon request, all at no additional charge to you.

The RiboPrinter® provides bacterial characterization or strain typing utilizing restriction enzymes and fragment-based analysis for the purpose of contamination source or strain relatedness.