Development of real-time RT-qPCR assays for the typing of two novel bluetongue virus genotypes derived from sheeppox vaccine

Beforehand, we reported the detection of two novel bluetongue virus (BTV) strains (SPvvvv/02 and SPvvvv/03), presumably representing new BTV genotypes, in a batch of sheeppox vaccine. We developed type-specific RT-qPCR assays (concentrating on genome section 2) for these two new BTV strains. The restrict of detection of each assays was 10 genome copies/μl and no…

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