Bluetongue virus detection by two real-time RT-qPCRs targeting two different genomic segments.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

Peer reviewed scientific article



The detection of the bluetongue virus (BTV) by conventional methods is especially difficult and labour-intensive. Molecular diagnosis is also complex because of the high genetic diversity between and within the 24 serotypes of BTV. In the present study, two laboratories joined forces to develop and validate two new RT-qPCRs detecting and amplifying BTV segments 1 and 5. The 2 assays detect strains from all 24 serotypes. They both have a detection limit of 0.01 ECE50 and all 114 samples from BTV-free goats, sheep and cattle were negative. The two assays resulted in similar C(t) values when t…

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