Although all human-pathogenic mollicutes are cultivable using special media, PCR provides superior diagnostic accuracy. Diagnosis of M. pneumoniae infection can be based on serology, whereas PCR is preferable for other Mycoplasma spp. and Ureaplasma spp. When these pathogens are to be detected in their natural mucosal habitat, copy numbers above the sensitivity level of standard single-step PCR assays can be expected, especially when they cause clinically significant infection. PCR-based methods of superior sensitivity (e.g., real-time PCR and NASBA assays) are useful for detection of low copy numbers of the pathogen in atypical sites. Common methods for molecular typing (PFGE, RAPD, and AP-PCR) have been applied to some Mycoplasma spp. and to U. urealyticum, whereby these versatile techniques can be applied to any human-pathogenic mollicutes.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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