Differential detection of B virus and rhesus cytomegalovirus in rhesus macaques.

@article{Huff2003DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential detection of B virus and rhesus cytomegalovirus in rhesus macaques.},
  author={Jennifer L. Huff and Rebekka Eberle and John P Capitanio and Shan shan Zhou and Peter A. Barry},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={84 Pt 1},
  pages={83-92}
}
Non-human primate herpesviruses establish and maintain a lifelong persistent infection in immunocompetent hosts in the absence of clinical signs of disease. A fundamental issue for understanding the natural history of non-human primate herpesviruses is whether the viruses are maintained in a truly latent state or one characterized by a low level of chronic expression. To address this issue, a real-time PCR assay was developed to quantify Cercopithecine herpesvirus type 1 (B virus) DNA in… CONTINUE READING