Molecular assay for the identification of Setaria tundra.

  title={Molecular assay for the identification of Setaria tundra.},
  author={Guido Favia and Gabriella A Cancrini and Ezio Ferroglio and Maurizio Casiraghi and Irene Ricci and Luca Rossi},
  journal={Veterinary parasitology},
  volume={117 1-2},
We report the molecular characterization of the amplification products obtained by specific PCR experiments aimed to identify the 5S ribosomal spacer of Setaria tundra specimens isolated from roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) in north Italy, which represent the first record of the parasite in this country. Three different fragments of approximately 400, 800, and 1200 bp (base pairs) are produced. Sequence analyses showed that all three fragments share a very high level of similarity to 5S spacer… CONTINUE READING