Genotyping methods: A detailed comparison
Advantages of Pyrosequencing in microbial research
Identify multiple species in one run and with one primer set
Tracking drug resistance development
A growing number of species-specific assays
While broad-range identification strategies using signature sequences in well-characterized hypervariable regions of microbial genes have been described, there are a growing number of assays in the literature that specifically target commonly studied pathogenic species and strains of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.