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Genetic variation in Influenza virus type A: possible consequences in molecular diagnosis

Oral communication in 5th Annual Scientific Meeting on Zoonoses Research in Europe

June 3rd, 2009

Garcia N.

Single-stranded RNA viruses, like Influenza virus, are considered the most widespread zoonotic emerging and reemerging pathogens. A possible explanation of this fact is the high nucleotide substitution rate of this type of viruses, which permit them a rapid adaptation to new environments and hosts, even crossing the species barrier. Nevertheless this high genetic variation is an important disadvantage not only for the treatment of the serious diseases that they can produce, but also for the diagnostic methods. Avian influenza (AI), caused by influenza virus type A, is a good example of this type of pathogens. One-step Reverse Real Time PCR (RRT-PCR) is the most widely used molecular method for AI virus detection, targeting the matrix protein gene (M-gene) that is considered well conserved among all these viruses




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Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Zoonosis Emergentes, de Baja Prevalencia y Agresivos Biológicos (NED). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).


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5ª Reunión Cientí­fica Anual de Investigación de las Zoonosis en Europa


5ª Reunión Cientí­fica Anual de Investigación de las Zoonosis en Europa
Jun 3rd-6th, 2009
El Escorial
Spain

TITLE: Genetic variation in Influenza virus type A: possible consequences in molecular diagnosis


TYPE: Oral communication


AUTHORS: Garcia N.


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


Nerea García Benzaquén

DATE: June 3rd, 2009


CITE THIS COMMUNICATION:

Garcia N. Genetic variation in Influenza virus type A: possible consequences in molecular diagnosis. 5ª Reunión Cientí­fica Anual de Investigación de las Zoonosis en Europa, European Network for the Prevention and Control of Zoonoses and Food Borne Diseases, El Escorial, Spain, June 3rd, 2009. (Oral communication)


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