• RNA expression analysis using the RT-PCR assay with primers specific for the 16S rRNA and the citrate synthase gene (gltA) of Bartonella detected no Bartonella RNA expression in the tissue of infected cats. (lsu.edu)
  • Bartonella genotypes remained the same throughout the period of the acute bacteremia and in the recurring bacteremia as determined by the PCR assay. (lsu.edu)
  • The persistent Bartonella DNA detected in tissue was B. henselae genotype II. (lsu.edu)
  • The PCR assay detected Bartonella DNA in 40 blood samples that were culture negative. (lsu.edu)