The virogenesis of bluetongue virus in Culicoides variipennis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A direct immunofluorescence (IF) technique was developed to detect bluetongue virus (BTV) antigen in Culicoides variipennis. After approximately 10 days extrinsic incubation (EI), the IF test was as sensitive as virus isolation for detection of infected flies. The IF technique was used to determine the virogenesis of BTV in the fly. After 6 days EI, virus antigen was detected in most midguts; by 10 days, most head squash preparations contained antigen. Other secondary target organs, such as ovaries, abdominal ganglia and thoracic muscle, only infrequently contained detectable BTV antigen.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chandler, LJ; Ballinger, ME; Jones, RH; Beaty, BJ

Published Date

  • 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 178 /

Start / End Page

  • 245 - 253

PubMed ID

  • 2989860

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-7742


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States