THE ACGT DATABASE

The ACGT database is a compilation of biosciences research skills, techniques and specialised equipment of scientists at the University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, CSIR, University of Johannesburg and the Agricultural Research Council. ACGT is instrumental in creating an awareness of the regional research activities and programmes. It was created to stimulate coordination of research efforts between the partner institutions and provide a platform for future collaborations.

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Research Programme Detail

Research Programme NameDiagnostic development for animal RNA viruses
Research Programme DescriptionDiagnostic development for animal RNA viruses. Whole genome sequencing of viruses and vector insects.
Research Programme TechniquesReal-time PCR, Genome sequencing, molecular diagnostics
Research Programme KeywordsReal-time PCR, Sequencing, phylogenetics, virology, orbivirus, viral vectors, insect symbionts
Research FieldAnimal biotechnology
Responsible PersonKoekemoer, Otto

Associated Scientists

Last Name First Name Title E-mail Address Department & Institution
Koekemoer Otto Dr koekemoero@arc.agric.za Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute, ARC