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Main Title Early, rapid and sensitive veterinary molecular diagnostics - real time PCR applications [electronic resource] /
Author Pestana, Erika.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Belak, Sandor.
Diallo, Adama.
Crowther, John R.
Viljoen, Gerrit J.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QH324
ISBN 9789048131327
Subjects Life sciences ; Medicine ; Medical virology ; Emerging infectious diseases ; Agriculture ; Cytology--Research_xMethodology
Internet Access
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Collation XIII, 310 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Background -- Traditional PCR -- Real-Time PCR - The Basic Principles -- New Trends in the Diagnosis and Molecular Epidemiology of Viral Diseases -- Disease Diagnosis Using Real-Time PCR Specific Procedures for Important Veterinary Pathogens -- PCR Laboratory Set-up -- Analysis and Troubleshooting -- Specifications for PCR Machines. This book gives a comprehensive account of the practical aspects of Real time PCR and its application to veterinary diagnostic laboratories. The optimisation of assays to help diagnose livestock diseases is stressed and exemplified through assembling standard operating procedures from many laboratory sources. Theoretical aspects of PCR are dealt with as well as quality control features necessary to maintain an assured testing system. The book will be helpful to all scientists involved in diagnostic applications of molecular techniques, but is designed primarily to offer developing country scientists a collection of working methods in a single source. The book is an adjunct to the Molecular Diagnostic PCR Handbook published in 2005.