Development of a rapid technique for extraction of viral DNA/RNA for whole genome sequencing directly from clinical liver tissues
Kinza Asif, Denise O'Rourke, Alistair R Legione, Penelope A Steer-Cope, Pollob Shil, Marc S Marenda, Amir H Noormohammadi
Journal of Virological Methods | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020
Characterisation of the entire genome of Fowl aviadenoviruses (FAdV) requires isolation and propagation of the virus in chicken embryo liver or kidney cells, a process which is not only time consuming but may occasionally fail to result in viral growth. Furthermore, in a mixed infection, isolation in cell culture may result in the loss of viral strains. In this study, we optimised a FAdV DNA extraction technique directly from affected liver tissues using kaolin hydrated aluminium silicate treatment. The whole genome of FAdV was sequenced directly from extracted DNA without any targetted PCR based enrichment. The extraction method was also tested on avian liver tissues affected with the RNA v..View full abstract
First author is a recipient of Melbourne research scholarship (MRS) funded by The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. Internal funding for this study was provided by Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health (APCAH), The University of Melbourne.