Application of high-resolution melt curve analysis for classification of infectious bronchitis viruses in field specimens
KA Hewson, GF Browning, JM Devlin, J Ignjatovic, AH Noormohammadi
Australian Veterinary Journal | WILEY | Published : 2010
OBJECTIVE: A real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)/high-resolution melt (HRM) curve analysis protocol was developed in our laboratory to differentiate infectious bronchitis (IB) virus reference strains. In the current study, this method was used to detect and classify IB viruses in field submissions. PROCEDURE: Over an 11-month period samples from 40 cases of suspected IB virus were received and 17 submissions were positive for IB virus by polymerase chain reaction. HRM curve analysis classified each strain as subgroup 1, 2 or 3 strain (12 submissions) or a strain that was unable to be classified (5 submissions). The 3' untranslated region (UTR) and partial S1 gene nucleotide sequences f..View full abstract
The primary author was supported by scholarships from The University of Melbourne and the Australian Poultry Cooperative Research Centre. The authors thank Denise O'Rourke for technical assistance.