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Rapid and sensitive detection of canine parvovirus type 2 by recombinase polymerase amplification
- Wang, Jianchang, Liu, Libing, Li, Ruiwen, Wang, Jinfeng, Fu, Qi, Yuan, Wanzhe
- Archives of virology 2016 v.161 no.4 pp. 1015-1018
- Carnivore protoparvovirus 1, DNA, detection limit, dogs, feces, viruses
- A novel recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA)-based method for detection of canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV-2) was developed. Sensitivity analysis showed that the detection limit of RPA was 10 copies of CPV-2 genomic DNA. RPA amplified both CPV-2a and -2b DNA but did not amplify the template of other important dog viruses (CCoV, PRV or CDV), demonstrating high specificity. The method was further validated with 57 canine fecal samples. An outstanding advantage of RPA is that it is an isothermal reaction and can be performed in a water bath, making RPA a potential alternative method for CPV-2 detection in resource-limited settings.