Comparison of PCR testing methods for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infections in penaeid shrimp

  title={Comparison of PCR testing methods for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infections in penaeid shrimp},
  author={Kallaya Sritunyalucksana and Jiraporn Srisala and Kenneth A. McColl and Linda Nielsen and Timothy William Flegel},
In Thailand, several PCR-based methods are used by private and public service laboratories for the detection of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) infection in penaeid shrimp post larvae (PL) before they are stocked in rearing ponds. Conflicting test results for similar samples sent to two service laboratories has decreased confidence in PCR testing. Thus, we compared the sensitivity of several PCR methods commonly employed in Thailand using Taqman real-time PCR as the gold standard with a… Expand
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