Molecular biology essay

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Molecular biology essay

Postby zoey » May 20 2017 2:43 pm

Can someone explain to me about How zika virus is detected using PCR?
Please help me... i need to write an essay... if i got the idea of how it works i can do it... tyvm... i need it asap :D
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Re: Molecular biology essay

Postby relaxin » May 22 2017 2:16 pm

Just do Google search on "Zika virus PCR". You will get lots of information on the subject.

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Re: Molecular biology essay

Postby PatriciaThomas » Nov 14 2017 8:25 am

Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito borne flavivirus is a pathogen affecting humans in Asia and Africa. ZIKV infection diagnosis relies on serology–which is challenging due to cross-reactions with other flaviviruses and/or absence or low titer of IgM and IgG antibodies at early phase of infection- virus isolation, which is labor intensive, time consuming and requires appropriate containment. Therefore, real-time RT-PCR (rRT-PCR) is an appealing option as a rapid, sensitive and specific method for detection of ZIKV in the early stage of infection. The titer of ZIKV stocks were determined and 10-fold dilutions of the stock were used to study the sensitivity of the assay in a synthetic normal human plasma (Acrometrix, Benicia, CA), used in absence of naturally human infected ZIKV sample and Leibovitz 15 (L-15) growth medium (GibcoBRL, Grand Island, NY, USA), used as supernatants of infected AP61 cells with ZIKV.
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