Project: Optimizing the diagnosis of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).
- project duration
- 01-MAY-00 – 30-APR-02
- In this project, solutions will be sought for the following problems in the diagnosis: 1) absence of a susceptible continuous cell line for the isolation of the PRRS virus and 2) presence of inhibitors in tissue causing a block of virus replication (gives false negative results). A susceptible cell line will be produced by transfection with the gene that codes for the PRRSV-receptor. Inhibitors will be characterized and removed, if possible.