Cecchinato Mattia
Publications 53
Since the identification of species Porcine circovirus 2, the relevance of genus Circovirus has increased given its impact on the swine industry. A new species (Porcine circovirus 3, PCV-3) has been detected in association with various clinical conditions. Consequently, there is an urgent need for reliable and widely accessible tests for both routine diagnostic and research purposes. We developed a direct PCR (requiring no DNA extraction) and a quantitative (q)PCR targeting the conserved rep gen...
#1Giovanni FranzoH-Index: 10
#2G. DottoH-Index: 5
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Abstract Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is the most relevant and challenging infectious disease to affect swine breeding. Despite this, several aspects of the virus’ evolution and virus–host interaction are still poorly understood and largely based on knowledge obtained through in vitro or in vivo experimental infections. Due to peculiar experimental conditions, our understanding is often contradictory and difficult to infer with respect to actual field conditions. Our phyl...