Patent Number: 6,617,138

Title: Nucleic acid detection method

Abstract: A method of detecting a target nucleotide sequence in a nucleic acid molecule, which comprises: (a) binding of an oligonucleotide probe to said nucleic acid molecule; (b) selective labelling of the bound oligonucleotide probe in the presence of said target nucleotide sequence; (c) hybridization of the labelled oligonucleotide to a complementary sequence; and (d) subsequent detection of the label; such methods being suitable for qualitative and quantitative assays of microbiological populations.

Inventors: Rudi; Knut (Oslo, NO), Jakobsen; Kjetill Sigurd (Olso, NO)

Assignee: Genpoint AS

International Classification: C12Q 1/68 (20060101); C12P 019/34 ()

Expiration Date: 09/09/2020