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Development, application and validation of a Taqman real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is a disease of cultured Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) which was successfully eradicated from Scotland following its emergence in 1998. The rapid deployment ofExpand
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Development of a sensitive and controlled real-time RT-PCR assay for viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) in marine salmonid aquaculture.
A survey was undertaken to determine the potential distribution of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) in marine cage-based salmonid farms in Scotland. A rapid, accurate and sensitiveExpand
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A historical review of the key bacterial and viral pathogens of Scottish wild fish.
Thousands of Scottish wild fish were screened for pathogens by Marine Scotland Science. A systematic review of published and unpublished data on six key pathogens (Renibacterium salmoninarum,Expand
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Development of a widely applicable positive control strategy to support detection of infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) using Taqman real-time PCR.
Real-time PCR assays are being increasingly applied to the detection of fish pathogens due to their sensitivity, specificity and potential for high throughput sample processing. Such assays allow forExpand
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Application of a sensitive, specific and controlled real-time PCR assay to surveillance indicates a low prevalence of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) in wild herring, Clupea harengus L.,
Surveillance data on the distribution of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) in the North Sea (UK), targeting Atlantic herring in areas with previous virus detection, were obtained fromExpand
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Relative resistance of juvenile Atlantic cod to oral and immersion infection with VHSV mimicking natural routes of exposure
Juvenile Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) were experimentally infected with a genotype III VHSV isolate recovered from wild caught cod in Scotland using oral, immersion and intra-peritoneal infectionExpand
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Engineering Vertical Orchestration: From Biometric Trace Events to Incident Reporting
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This paper presents a deployed critical security system that requires built in fault-tolerance, survivability and autonomicity as a basis for providing a controlled and safe manageable environment where the participants motives may not always be well intentioned. Expand
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Human Factors Analysis and Layout Guideline Development for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project
Abstract : These guidelines have been developed under contract to the DRDC Toronto Human Systems Integration (HSI) Section in support of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project. The goal of theExpand
Cycle of vertical and horizontal mixing in a shallow tidal creek
[1] An experimental study of vertical mixing and along-channel dispersion parameterized in terms of horizontal mixing near the mouth of the Duplin River (a tidal creek bordered by extensiveExpand
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Intravenous perfluorocarbons for prevention of ventilator-associated ARDS
Emulsified perfluorocarbons (PFC) are synthetic hydrocarbons that can carry 50 times more oxygen than human plasma. Their properties may be advantageous in applications requiring preservation ofExpand