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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

Genetic Characterization of Coronaviruses from Domestic Ferrets, Japan

Yutaka Terada, Shohei Minami, Keita Noguchi, Hassan Y.A.H. Mahmoud, Hiroshi Shimoda, Masami Mochizuki, Yumi Une, and Ken MaedaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan (Y. Terada, S. Minami, K. Noguchi, H.Y.A.H. Mahmoud, H. Shimoda, K. Maeda); Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan (M. Mochizuki); Azabu University, Kanagawa, Japan (Y. Une)

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Table 2

Comparison of results for detection of FRCoV in ferret fecal samples by RT-PCR using coronavirus consensus and FRCoV-specific primers, Japan

Coronavirus consensus primers FRCoV-specific primers
Total no. (%)
No. positive samples No. negative samples
No. positive samples 31 2 33 (41.8)
No. negative samples 13 33 46 (58.2)
Total no. (%) 44 (55.7) 35 (44.3) 79

*FRCov, ferret coronavirus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR.

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