AJMB  Vol.4 No.3 , July 2014
Polymerase Chain Reaction Detection of ASFV Infection in Nigerian Indigenous Pig
Abstract

This work investigated the presence of African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV) in Nigerian Indigenous Pig (NIP) using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) screening method on the extracted DNA from the pig blood. NIP population selected from south western Nigeria were used for this study. ASFV infected blood samples collected from the University of Ibadan were used as positive control. Adiscrete and specific band was observed in both NIP and the infected samples show the presence of ASFV in NIP. The bands were of the expected size 278 base pairs (bp). The implication of this finding is that NIPs have domiciled ASFV without showing any clinical symptoms.


Cite this paper
Oluwole, O. and Omitogun, G. (2014) Polymerase Chain Reaction Detection of ASFV Infection in Nigerian Indigenous Pig. American Journal of Molecular Biology, 4, 159-162. doi: 10.4236/ajmb.2014.43017.
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