Differentiation of rinderpest and peste des petits ruminants viruses using specific cDNA clones.

@article{Diallo1989DifferentiationOR,
  title={Differentiation of rinderpest and peste des petits ruminants viruses using specific cDNA clones.},
  author={Abrahmane Diallo and Thomas D. Barrett and M Barbron and S M Subbarao and William P. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of virological methods},
  year={1989},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={127-36}
}
The morbilliviruses which infect ruminants, rinderpest (RPV) and peste des petits ruminants (PPRV), are difficult to distinguish serologically. They can be distinguished by differential neutralisation tests and by the migration of the major virus structural protein, the nucleocapsid protein, on polyacrylamide gels. Both these methods are time consuming and require the isolation of live virus for identification; they are not suitable for analysis of material directly from post-mortem specimens… CONTINUE READING