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Title: Detection of bluetongue virus and vectors to enhance surveillance
Author: Kirkland, Peter D.
Melville, Lorna
Bellis, Glenn Adam
Edition: Final Report
Publication location: North Sydney (N.S.W.)
Publisher: Meat & Livestock Australia Limited
Publication date: 2014
Notes: Prepared by: P.D. Kirkland, L. Melville and G. Bellis. NSW Department of Primary Industries; NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries; NAQS, Department Agriculture, Australia
Description / Abstract: This project has clearly demonstrated the advances that can be made as a result of new nucleic sequencing technologies and the power of real time PCR. While identification of different Culicoides species has in the past depended on laborious microscopic examination of specimens by highly trained entomologists, the assays developed during this project make it possible to rapidly screen collections of many thousands of insects and detect a single insect that could be a vector of BTV. As shown during this study, this insect could easily be overlooked by microscopic screening. - Executive summary
Physical Description: 47 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm.
ISBN: 9781740361972
Language: English
Subject: Virus-vector relationships
Bluetongue virus -- Detection -- Australia
Bluetongue virus -- Public health surveillance -- Australia
Veterinary virology -- Australia
Livestock -- Diseases -- Australia
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