Ran qPCR using the following primer sets designed off of the potential WS phage sequence that Stan Langevin has sequenced:
- 1_ORF25F_225_CSF, 1_ORF25R_399_CSF
- 2_ORF25_121_CAB, 2_ORF25R_320_CAB
- 3_ORF20F_121_CSF, 3_ORF20R_326_CSF
Templates tested were abalone digestive gland gDNA:
- 06:6-41 (4/7/2008) – Positive for withering syndrome and phage; used in the MiSeq run by Stan Langevin.
- 06:6-53 (4/9/2008) – Positive for withering syndrome and phage; used in the MiSeq run by Stan Langevin.
- 08:4-1 – Positive for withering syndrome only – no phage.
- UW08:22-11A – Pinto abalone naive for both withering syndrome and phage.
Master mix calcs are here: 201400820 – qPCR WS phage
All samples were run in duplicate. See qPCR Report (see Results) for plate layout, cycling params etc.
Great news! No amplification in the 08:4-1 (positive for WS, but naive for phage)!! These results strongly suggest that these primers are specific for the WS bacteriophage! This is really cool and exciting. Next steps will be to confirm via in-situ hybridization (ISH).
Additional summary of the results:
Primer set ORF25_CSF shows the highest sensitivity.
Primer set ORF20_CSF fails to amplify anything in 06:6-53