Development of specific diagnostic test for small ruminant lentivirus genotype E.

@article{Reina2009DevelopmentOS,
  title={Development of specific diagnostic test for small ruminant lentivirus genotype E.},
  author={Rams{\'e}s Reina and Elena Grego and Margherita Profiti and Idoia Glaria and Patrizia Robino and Antonio Quasso and Beatriz Amorena and Sergio Rosati},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={138 3-4},
  pages={251-7}
}
Small ruminant lentivirus (SRLV) belonging to the highly divergent genotype E has recently been identified in the Italian goat breed Roccaverano. In this report we have developed a specific serological test based on recombinant matrix/capsid antigen fusion protein. Performance has been evaluated and compared with a similar test based on genotype B antigen. Herds under study were selected according to the infectious status characterized by blood PCR and sequencing. Results clearly showed that B… CONTINUE READING
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