Artículos de revistas
Comparative evaluation of conventional RT-PCR and real-time RT-PCR (RRT-PCR) for detection of avian metapneumovirus subtype A
Ciencia Rural. Univ Federal Santa Maria, v. 39, n. 5, n. 1445, n. 1451, 2009.
dos Santos, MMAB
de Almeida, RS
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)Avian metapneumovirus (AMPV) belongs to Metapneumovirus genus of Paramyxoviridae family. Virus isolation, serology, and detection of genomic RNA are used as diagnostic methods for AMPV. The aim of the present study was to compare the detection of six subgroup A AMPV isolates (AMPV/A) viral RNA by using different conventional and real time RT-PCR methods. Two new RT-PCR tests and two real time RT-PCR tests, both detecting fusion (F) gene and nucleocapsid (N) gene were compared with an established test for the attachment (G) gene. All the RT-PCR tested assays were able to detect the AMPV/A. The lower detection limits were observed using the N-, F-based RRT-PCR and F-based conventional RT-PCR (10(0.3) to 10(1) TCID(50) mL(-1)). The present study suggests that the conventional F-based RT-PCR presented similar detection limit when compared to N-and F-based RRT-PCR and they can be successfully used for AMPV/A detection.39514451451Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)[03 14012-9]Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)[03 14012-9]