Enterococcus cecorum


The EntCec dtec-qPCR comprises a series of specific targeted reagents designed for Enterococcus cecorum detection by using qPCR. Enterococcus is a genus comprised of  non-motile, gram-positive, catalase-negative coccoid bacteria that appear singly, in pairs, or in short chains on stained smears. Enterococcus cecorum was initially identified as a harmless commensal of the gastrointestinal tract of chickens, but pathogenic strains have emerged over the past 15 years, causing locomotor disorders in infected poultry. Affected birds may experience paralysis, particularly due to spinal cord compression. In laying hens, there is often a decrease in egg production, and overall reproductive performance may be compromised. The infection has been linked to increased mortality rates in affected flocks and young birds may exhibit poor growth and impaired weight gain. This bacterium is known to affect avian species globally and it is transmitted via the oral or aerosol route, as well as from skin wounds.


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GPS™ primers and probes are sold for research use only

All GPS™ Kits are available in F100 and MONODOSE Format

GPS™ reagents are compatible with all qPCR devices

Manufacturer: genetic PCR solutions™