Quantification of Campylobacter spp. in chicken carcass rinse by real-time PCR

N Botteldoorn, E Van Coillie, V Piessens, G Rasschaert, Lies Debruyne, M Heyndrickx, L Herman, W Messens

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In this study, a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method was examined for its ability to quantify Campylobacter spp. in chicken carcass rinses and compared with bacteriological culturing.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Microbiology
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1909-18
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Animals
  • Campylobacter
  • Chickens
  • Colony Count, Microbial
  • DNA Primers
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Food Contamination
  • Food Microbiology
  • Meat
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Sensitivity and Specificity


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