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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Early Warning Devices for Bluetongue

Author
item Wilson, William

Submitted to: United States Animal Health Association Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: October 26, 2004
Publication Date: January 20, 2005
Citation: Wilson, W.C. 2006. Early warning devices for bluetongue. United States Animal Health Association Proceedings.

Interpretive Summary: Molecular biology of bluetongue and related viruses has provided the foundation for the development early warning technologies for indigenous and exotic disease outbreaks. The phylogenetic analysis of two-conserved target genes, one that is highly expressed in infected mammalian cells the other highly expressed in infected insect cells, from BTV prototype strains indicated that a complex primer design will be necessary for a comprehensive gene amplification diagnostic test. Status of the application of real-time RT/PCR and other existing and developing technologies for early warning of an exotic BTV outbreak was discussed.

Technical Abstract: Molecular biology of bluetongue and related viruses has provided the foundation for the development early warning technologies for indigenous and exotic disease outbreaks. The phylogenetic analysis of two-conserved target genes, one that is highly expressed in infected mammalian cells the other highly expressed in infected insect cells, from BTV prototype strains indicated that a complex primer design will be necessary for a comprehensive gene amplification diagnostic test. Status of the application of real-time RT/PCR and other existing and developing technologies for early warning of an exotic BTV outbreak was discussed.

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