Rapid detection of European orthobunyaviruses by reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assays

Jeremy V. Camp, Norbert Nowotny

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The development of reverse transcriptase loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) assays are described herein for the detection of two orthobunyaviruses (Bunyaviridae), which represent the two main serogroups found in mosquitoes in Central Europe. The RT-LAMP assays were optimized for the detection of Ťahyňa virus (a California encephalitis group virus found in Aedes sp or Ochlerotatus sp mosquitoes) and Batai virus (also called Čalovo virus, a Bunyamwera group virus found in Anopheles maculipennis s.l. mosquitoes) nucleic acid using endemic European virus isolates. The sensitivity of the RT-LAMP assays was determined to be comparable to that of conventional tests, with a limit of detection 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-257
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Virological Methods
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2016



  • Arbovirus
  • Bunyaviridae
  • Loop-mediated isothermal amplification
  • Mosquito
  • Orthobunyavirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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