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Evidence of bovine immunodeficiency virus in cattle in Turkey

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Title: Evidence of bovine immunodeficiency virus in cattle in Turkey
Authors: Meas, Sothy Browse this author
Yilmaz, Zeki Browse this author
Usui, Tatsufumi Browse this author
Torun, Serhat Browse this author
Yesilbag, Kadir Browse this author
Ohashi, Kazuhiko Browse this author
Onuma, Misao Browse this author
Keywords: bovine immunodeficiency virus
bovine leukemia virus
molecular evidence
Issue Date: 30-May-2003
Publisher: The Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 51
Issue: 1
Start Page: 3
End Page: 8
Abstract: A seroepidemiological study of bovine immunodeficiency virus (BIV) and bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infections was conducted in four different cattle herds in Turkey. A total of 300 blood samples were analyzed and 12.3% were found to be positive for anti-BIV p26 antibodies by Western blot analysis and 1.6% positive for anti-BLV gp51 antibodies by an immunodiffusion test. BIV infection was confirmed with the detection of BIV-provirus DNA using the nested polymerase chain reaction. This is the first evidence for the presence of BIV in cattle in Turkey.
Type: bulletin (article)
Appears in Collections:Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research > Volume 51, Number 1

Submitter: 獣医学部図書室

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