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What does PFGE stand for?

PFGE stands for Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis

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Researchers along the borders of food and agriculture and microbiology and pathology discuss such topics as attributing the burden of foodborne disease to specific sources of infection, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and other commonly used molecular methods for subtyping foodborne bacteria, investigating foodborne pathogens using comparative genomics, and tracing pathogens in poultry and egg production and at the abattoir.
The symptoms were similar to those of reported hot tub-associated cases (often called "hot tub lung"), but multiple samples from the respiratory tract and from the patient's shower and bathtub grew MAC with matching pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns, while specimens from his hot tub were negative (Chest 2005;127:664-71).
Others at California Polytechnic have attempted to classify and identify a collection of probiotic lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria using such phenotypic and gene-based methods as carbohydrate fermentation patterns, fatty acid analysis, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and 16S rDNA sequencing.