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Volume 4, Number 3—September 1998
ICEID 1998

New Agents and Disease Associations

Detection and Identification of Previously Unrecognized Microbial Pathogens

David A. Relman
Author affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA, and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, USA

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Table 2

Pathogens that may be difficult to detect or identify

1. Pathogens that establish intimate relationships with the host
     • endosymbionts and intracellular organisms
2. Chimeras: natural versus man-made?
3. "Nonpathogens" that acquire virulence-associated genes
4. Microorganisms without "universal" sequences?

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