Comparison of the performance of three PCR assays for the detection and differentiation of Theileria orientalis genotypes
Piyumali K Perera, Robin B Gasser, David J Pulford, Mark A Stevenson, Simon M Firestone, Andrew MJ McFadden, Abdul Jabbar
Parasites & Vectors | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015
Awarded by Water Quality Research Australia
This project was partially supported by the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), a Collaborative Research Grant (the University of Melbourne) (A.J.) and the Australian Research Council (ARC) (R.B.G. et al.). Funding from the CASS Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation is also gratefully acknowledged (A.J.). P.P. is a grateful recipient of the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) through The University of Melbourne. We thank Dr Aaron R. Jex for allowing the use the Easy-Plex platform (AusDiagnostics Pty. Ltd., Australia), which was bought under project 1043, funded by Water Quality Research Australia, and contributions from the Melbourne Water Corporation. We thank all of the veterinary practitioners and dairy farmers from New Zealand, who assisted by collecting blood samples, and the staff in Virology at the Animal Health Laboratory Wallaceville, particularly Dr Edna Gias, for technical support. We are grateful for Dr Munir Aktas from University of Firat, Turkey, for the provision of some parasite material.