UK, France Partner on Bluetongue Assay | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –The UK's Biotechnology and Biological Resources Council said today that it has worked with the Institute for Animal Health and France's Laboratoire Service International to develop a PCR-based assay to identify viruses that cause bluetongue, a livestock disease.

Based on research conducted by the Arbovirology Molecular Research Group at the IAH's Pirbright Laboratory, the assay kit allows for the detection of bluetongue virus 1, 2,6, 8, 9, 11, and 16, which are types of BTV found in Europe.

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