Evaluation and Validation of a Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Rapid Identification of Bacillus anthracis
Figure. Real-time polymerase chain reaction graph of three B. anthracis markers and B-actin control detected in a pleural fluid specimen from a patient with inhalational anthrax. The horizontal line indicates a threshold value; the vertical lines indicate cross-threshold values for each marker. BA1, primer and probe set targeting a region of pXO2; BA2, primer and probe set targeting a region of pXO1; BA3, primer/probe set targeting a region of B. anthracis chromosome.