DETECTION OF BRUCELLA DNA IN SEMEN USING THE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION ASSAY

Article Id: ARCC2376 | Page : 222-224
Citation :- DETECTION OF BRUCELLA DNA IN SEMEN USING THE POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION ASSAY.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2008.(42):222-224
A.N. Kanani, Lata Jain, T.J. Patel, D.N. Rank, C.G. Joshi and J.H. Purohit
Address : Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary Science and animal husbandry, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388 001, India

Abstract

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was employed for detection of Brucella DNA in semen
of cattle and buffalo breeding bulls. A genus specific primer pair which amplified a 223 bp fragment
of gene encoding a 31-kDa Brucella abortus antigen was used in assay. Serological test for the
diagnosis of Brucella infection was also performed in breeding bulls. The PCR was resulted in more
numbers of positive samples as compared to serological test since it detected Brucella DNA in 19
out of 101semen samples while Brucella antibodies was detected in 10 sera samples of same
bulls using ELISA. The PCR may be used as supplementary test for detection of Brucella
infection in bulls.

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