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A team from Italy, Portugal, France, and Australia explore PCR-based methods for diagnosing a condition called ocular onchocercosis in dogs and cats. As they report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, the researchers standardized a quantitative real-time PCR assay to detect DNA from the ocular onchocercosis-causing parasite Onchocerca lupi. They applied the approach to skin samples from nearly three dozen O.

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