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Volume 14, Number 3—March 2008

Dispatch

Screening Pneumonia Patients for Mimivirus1

Ryan K. Dare*, Malinee Chittaganpitch†, and Dean D. Erdman*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Nonthaburi, Thailand;

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Table 1

Primer and probe sequences for Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus real-time PCR assays

Target Primer/probe Gene region Sequence (5′→3′)
APM-396 Forward ACC TGA TCC ACA TCC CAT AAC TAA A
Reverse Helicase GGC CTC ATC AAC AAA TGG TTT C
Probe ACT CCA CCA CCT CCT TCT TCC ATA CCT TT
APM-596 Forward AAC AAT CGT CAT GGG AAT ATA GAA AT
Reverse Thiol oxidoreductase CTT TCC AGT ATC CCT GTT CTT CAA
Probe TTC GTC ATA TGC GAG AAA ATG CTA TCC CT

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1Dare et al., Acanthamoeba polyphaga mimivirus real-time PCR assays, was presented at the 23rd Annual Clinical Virology Symposium, Apr 29–May 2, 2007, in Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA.

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