Journal article

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..

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