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Infectious salmon anaemia - development and standardisation of diagnostic methods to detect isav and aspects of the epidemiology of isa (ISA)

Objective

This project aims to standardise and validate rapid methods to detect ISAV, investigate the path physiology and epidemiology of ISA and to recommend control policies. The research goals of the project: are:
1) Sequencing the ISAV genome, development of PCR primers/DNA probes, and expression of ISAV genes.
2) Production of antibodies to ISAV and development of immunohistochemistry and in site hybridisation tests to detect ISAV in fixed tissues.
3) Development of novel real-time PCR and NASBA technology to detect and quantify ISAV.
4) Optimisation of culture methods for ISAV.
5) Investigation of the pathophysiology of ISA in salmon and other species.
6) Epidemiology and serology of ISA will also be studied in detail.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Stirling
Address
University Of Stirling
FK9 4LA Stirling
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

DANISH VETERINARY LABORATORY
Denmark
Address
2,Hangoevej 2
8200 N Aarhus C
NEW BRUNSWICK RESEARCH AND PRODUCTIVITY COUNCIL
Canada
Address
College Hill Road 921
E3B 6Z9 Fredericton
NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCE
Norway
Address
Ullevaalsveien 72
0033 Oslo
THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road
AB11 9DB Aberdeen
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
55,Thormoehlensgt. 55
5020 Bergen