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A real-time PCR assay for the monitoring of influenza a virus in wild birds
Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, SE-171 82 Stockholm, Sweden.
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Molecular Virology .
Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, SE-171 82 Stockholm, Sweden, Microbiology and Tumor Biology Center, Karolinska Institutet, SE-171 77 Stockholm, Sweden.
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden, Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of Kalmar, SE-391 82 Kalmar, Sweden.
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2007 (English)In: Journal of Virological Methods, ISSN 0166-0934, Vol. 144, no 1-2, 27-31 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A screening system including a new real-time PCR assay for the monitoring of influenza A virus in wild birds was developed. The real-time PCR assay uses SYBR green chemistry and the primers are targeting the matrix gene of influenza A virus. The performance of the assay was compared with two other assays, one assay also using SYBR green chemistry and one assay using TaqMan chemistry, i.e. a specific probe. A total of 45 fecal bird samples were analysed for influenza A virus in three different PCR reactions. Overall, 26 samples were positive in at least one of the three real-time PCR assays. Of the 26 samples, 18 were positive by all three reactions. Eight samples were found positive exclusively by the two SYBR green reactions, six of which were detected by both SYBR green reactions. Of the 26 positive samples, 15 samples were verified as positive either by virus isolation or influenza A M2-gene PCR. The results showed that the two SYBR green systems had a higher performance regarding the detection of influenza A as compared to the PCR reaction using a specific probe. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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2007. Vol. 144, no 1-2, 27-31 p.
Keyword [en]
Avian, Influenza, Real-time PCR, SYBR green, TaqMan
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-48800DOI: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2007.03.013OAI: diva2:269696
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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