Viral and endogenous retroviral detection and characterisation in crocodiles

Summary

1. Define the best conditions for reliably producing primary cells lines from C. porosus. 2. Develop methods for the maintenance and cryopreservation of primary C. porosus cell lines. 3. Investigate the viral fauna of farmed and wild C. porosus in the Northern Territory 4. Determine the feasability and need for the development of continuous cell lines from primary C. porosus cell lines. 5. Investigate the role of endogenous retroviruses in runting and other diseases.

Program

New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

Northern Territory of Australia represented by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Objective Summary

1. Define the best conditions for reliably producing primary cells lines from C. porosus. 2. Develop methods for the maintenance and cryopreservation of primary C. porosus cell lines. 3. Investigate the viral fauna of farmed and wild C. porosus in the Northern Territory 4. Determine the feasability and need for the development of continuous cell lines from primary C. porosus cell lines. 5. Investigate the role of endogenous retroviruses in runting and other diseases.

Project Code

PRJ-002461

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NAP-Facilitate new industry growth through multi-disciplinary approaches that potentially advantage several industries

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