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Vet Microbiol. 2006 Aug 25;116(1-3):37-44. Epub 2006 May 9.

A one-step multiplex real-time RT-PCR for detection and typing of bovine viral diarrhea viruses.

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Virology Section, Lethbridge Laboratory (Animal Diseases Research Institute), Canadian Food Inspection Agency, P.O. Box 640, Lethbridge, Alta., Canada T1J 3Z4. baxim@agr.bc.ca

Abstract

A one-step multiplex real-time reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) using SmartCycler technology and TaqMan probes was developed for detection and typing of bovine viral diarrhea viruses (BVDV). Common primers and type-specific (BVDV1 and BVDV2) TaqMan probes were designed in the 5'-untranslated region of the viral genome. The real-time assay was able to detect 10-100 TCID50 of virus, with correlation coefficient (r2) values of 0.998 and 0.999 for BVDV1 and BVDV2, respectively. The assay accurately typed 54 BVDV strains and field isolates and specificity of the TaqMan probes was further demonstrated by the lack of reactivity with the closely related Pestiviruses, classical swine fever virus and border disease virus. The assay was also shown to have high reproducibility. When the assay was compared with virus isolation for bovine serum samples, there was full agreement between the tests. Thus, the one-step real-time RT-PCR assay appears to be a rapid, sensitive, and specific test for detection and typing of BVDV.

PMID:
16687219
DOI:
10.1016/j.vetmic.2006.03.026
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