Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal SciencesDetection of Coxiella burnetii in Cattle by PCR
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
Adnan Menderes University, 09016 Işıklı, Aydın - TURKEY
Abstract: This study is aimed to detect Coxiella burnetii in cattle by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). A total of 138 cattle blood samples were collected from 8 farms and then examined in laboratory conditions. The examination of Coxiella burnetii was carried out by PCR with specific primers. In this study, a total of 6 (4.3%) cattle serum samples were found PCR positive for Coxiella burnetii. This result proves that cattle are an important reservoir of Coxiella burnetii infection.
Key Words: Coxiella burnetii, cattle, PCR
Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 2008; 32: 215-220.
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