Concentration and diversity of noroviruses detected in Luxembourg wastewaters in 2008-2009.

  • Clinical and Applied Virology
August 01, 2011 By:
  • Skraber S
  • Langlet J
  • Kremer JR
  • Mossong J
  • De Landtsheer S
  • Even J
  • Muller CP
  • Hoffmann L
  • Cauchie HM.

Noroviruses (NoV) in 78 wastewater samples from Luxembourg were quantified, cloned, and sequenced in 2008-2009. The concentrations of NoV genogroup II and the relative occurrences of certain genotypes changed significantly during the winter season. NoV genogroup I was frequently detected by real-time reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), albeit at 30-fold lower concentrations than for genogroup II, hampering attempts to assess overall genetic diversity by the cloning/sequencing approach.

2011 Aug. Appl Environ Microbiol.77(15):5566-8. Epub 2011 Jun 24.
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