Screening semen from koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) for Chlamydia species by PCR

Bodetti, Tracey J., Knox, Christine L., Timms, Peter, Johnston, Steve, & Pospischil, Andreas (2002) Screening semen from koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) for Chlamydia species by PCR. The Veterinary Record, 151(5), pp. 147-149.

Abstract

Artificial insemination is a valuable method for facilitating genetic exchange between captive colonies of koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) and for the maintenance of genetically important remnant populations. However, to reduce potential disease transmission, their semen needs to be screened for venereal diseases caused by organisms such as Chlamydia species. Semen samples from 11 koalas, eight of them with clinical signs of cystitis, were examined for the presence of Chlamydia by an optimised PCR assay. Chlamydia was detected in semen from seven of the 11 animals.

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ID Code: 10641
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 0042-4900
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 British Veterinary Association
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:54

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