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Molecular techniques for monitoring Marek's viraemias in broilers and layer
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation James Cook University
Objective summary To develop and transfer to the industry molecular techniques for monitoring blood samples for the presence of Marek's disease virus; To use a panel of simple costeffective molecular diagnostic techniques to describe the effects of various management strategies on Marek's infection; To develop and validate quantitative assays for Marek's disease viral DNA based on realtime PCR; To assemble a comprehensive collection of DNA for Australian wild type Marek's disease viruses.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Monday, July 01, 2002
Project completion date Monday, July 31, 2006
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries
Rural priority Biosecurity
RIRDC goal CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production
Principal researcher Graham Burgess
Research manager Kylie Hewson
Admin contact Annette Ryan