Real-time PCR detection of Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) in wild salmonids in Norway.

@article{Jrgensen2011RealtimePD,
  title={Real-time PCR detection of Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) in wild salmonids in Norway.},
  author={Anders J{\o}rgensen and Are Nylund and V. Neal Nikolaisen and Soren Alexandersen and Egil Karlsbakk},
  journal={Journal of fish diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={
          365-71
        }
}
The myxozoan genus Parvicapsula contains 14 species infecting fish, some of which are known to cause severe disease in farmed and wild salmonids. Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola infections were first reported from seawater-reared Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in Norway in 2002 and have since then been an increasing problem. The present study describes a Taqman real-time PCR assay for specific detection of P. pseudobranchicola. The Taqman assay targets the 18S rRNA gene of P. pseudobranchicola… 

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