• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Veterinaria italiana 2004

Development of reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction-based assays and sequencing for typing European strains of bluetongue virus and differential diagnosis of field and vaccine strains.

@article{Maan2004DevelopmentOR,
  title={Development of reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction-based assays and sequencing for typing European strains of bluetongue virus and differential diagnosis of field and vaccine strains.},
  author={Sushila Maan and Narender Singh Maan and Kaushal Pratap Singh and Alan Samuel and Peter Mertens},
  journal={Veterinaria italiana},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          552-61
        }
}
Bluetongue virus (BTV) is a double-stranded (ds) RNA virus, classified within the genus Orbivirus, family Reoviridae, which causes bluetongue (BT), an infectious, non-contagious disease of ruminants. The virus exists as 24 distinct serotypes, which are currently identified by virus isolation and serum neutralisation assays. The most variable outer capsid protein VP2 (encoded by genome segment 2), is the primary determinant of BTV serotype. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR… CONTINUE READING

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