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ERIC Number: EJ1086533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Detecting the Presence of Nora Virus in "Drosophila" Utilizing Single Fly RT-PCR
Munn, Bethany; Ericson, Brad; Carlson, Darby J.; Carlson, Kimberly A.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v41 n2 p40-44 Dec 2015
A single fly RT-PCR protocol has recently been developed to detect the presence of the persistent, horizontally transmitted Nora virus in "Drosophila." Wild-caught flies from Ohio were tested for the presence of the virus, with nearly one-fifth testing positive. The investigation presented can serve as an ideal project for biology students to gain relevant laboratory experience. The study can be easily adapted to best meet the needs of instructor and student, and provide exposure to PCR, work with "Drosophila," data analysis, and molecular biology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS); National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH//DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; Ohio
Grant or Contract Numbers: 5P20RR016469; 8P20GM103427