2010-01-27Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1128/JCM.02116-09
Differentiation of influenza b virus lineages yamagata and victoria by real-time PCR
Since the 1970s, influenza B viruses have diverged into two antigenically distinct virus lineages called the Yamagata and Victoria lineages. We present the first real-time PCR assay for virus lineage differentiation to supplement classical antigenic analyses. The assay was successfully applied to 310 primary samples collected in Germany from 2007 to 2009.
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