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J Clin Microbiol. 2010 Apr;48(4):1425-7. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02116-09. Epub 2010 Jan 27.

Differentiation of influenza B virus lineages Yamagata and Victoria by real-time PCR.

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Robert Koch Institut, FG17 Influenza/Respiratorische Viren, Nordufer 20, 13353 Berlin, Germany. biereb@rki.de

Abstract

Since the 1970s, influenza B viruses have diverged into two antigenically distinct virus lineages called the Yamagata and Victoria lineages. We present the first real-time PCR assay for virus lineage differentiation to supplement classical antigenic analyses. The assay was successfully applied to 310 primary samples collected in Germany from 2007 to 2009.

PMID:
20107085
PMCID:
PMC2849545
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02116-09
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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