Hemolysin gene detection in some isolates of Klebsiella pneumonia by PCR

  • Jameela Radi Esmaeel College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq
  • Jenan Nadhim Sadeq College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq


Hemolysin protein is exotoxin produced by organisms that cause lysis of blood cells. This study was conducted to screen the presence of hemolysin gene from 20 isolates of Klebsiella pneumonia based 16S rRNA genes by using a specific primer. This gene potent the pathogenesis of Klebsiella pneumonia. The primer was designed in this study by NCBI-GenBank and primer3 plus. (Bioneer Company provided the primers. Korea). Molecular detection of isolates, which give away specific PCR products of 505bp for hly gene, hemolysin gene, was detected in 70% (14/20).


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