Comparison of PCR methods for the detection of genetic variants of carp edema virus.

@article{Adamek2017ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of PCR methods for the detection of genetic variants of carp edema virus.},
  author={Mikołaj Adamek and Marek Matras and Verena Jung-Schroers and Felix Teitge and Max Heling and Sven Michael Bergmann and Michal Reichert and Keith Way and David M Stone and Dieter Steinhagen},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2017},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={
          75-81
        }
}
The infection of common carp and its ornamental variety, koi, with the carp edema virus (CEV) is often associated with the occurrence of a clinical disease called 'koi sleepy disease'. The disease may lead to high mortality in both koi and common carp populations. To prevent further spread of the infection and the disease, a reliable detection method for this virus is required. However, the high genetic variability of the CEV p4a gene used for PCR-based diagnostics could be a serious obstacle… CONTINUE READING