Validation of a real-time PCR assay for the detection of bovine herpesvirus 1 in bovine semen.

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

Peer reviewed scientific article



A real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was developed for detection of the presence of bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) in extended bovine semen. The assay detects a region encoding a highly conserved glycoprotein B gene. The real-time PCR assay was validated for specificity, sensitivity and repeatability using spiked semen and semen from naturally infected animals. The real-time PCR was very rapid, highly repeatable and more sensitive (lower detection limits) than conventional virus isolation method for the detection of BoHV-1 in extended semen. The specificity of the assay is …

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