A PCR method with internal control for detection of Brucella spp. from bovine abortion samples

Solmaz H., Cantekin Z., Altug N., Ilhan Z., Aslan S., Ergun Y.

REVUE DE MEDECINE VETERINAIRE, vol.165, pp.253-257, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 165
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.253-257
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Brucella spp. are important infectious agents in bovine abortions worldwide. The bacteriological culture of Brucella spp. is fastidious and time consuming procedure as a classical laboratory method. Brucella spp. can be detected by using different molecular techniques. The aim of this study is to develop a PCR technique with an internal control for detection of Brucella spp. from bovine abortion samples. For this purpose, the sensitivities of three different primer pairs (BgF/BgR, B4/B5 and JP-R/JP-F) were compared. Bovine 12S gene specific primer pairs (12SM-FW/12SBT-REV2) were used as an internal control. The sensitivity of BgF/BgR primers was found higher than the other primer sets. A PCR assay was developed by combining BgF/BgR primer sets and primers for bovine 12S. This protocol was tested and validated by using abomasal contents of two Brucella-positive and eighteen Brucella-negative clinical samples. In conclusion, the developed PCR method with an internal positive control has a potential for use in direct detection and identification of the Brucella spp. from bovine abortion samples.