Background: European foulbrood (EFB) is a bacterial brood disease of honeybees caused by the Grampositive bacterium Melissococcus plutonius. The disease occurs throughout the world. It may cause serious losses of brood. Larvae are infected by consuming contaminated food fed by the nurse bees. The bacteria multiply within the larval gut, competing with it for its food. Larvae that die from the disease have been starved of food.

Description: BactoReal® Kit European Foulbrood uses real-time PCR for the detection of the 16S rRNA gene of Melissococcus plutonius. Our carefully designed primers and probe ensure highest sensitivity and specificity. The kit consists of an assay mix for the detection of the pathogen as well as a positive control and an internal positive control (IPC). To minimize PCR cross-contamination,the reaction mix included contains dUTP and uracil-N glycosylase (UNG). For more detailed information see here.

BactoReal® Kit European Foulbrood
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
DVEB05511100FAMVIC/HEX16S rRNA
DVEB05513100FAMCY516S rRNA
DVEB0555150FAMVIC/HEX16S rRNA
DVEB0555350FAMCY516S rRNA
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
Product Features:
  • Amplification and detection: 16S rRNA gene of Melissococcus plutonius
  • Real-time PCR with rapid hot-start Taq DNA polymerase
  • ROX™ dye as passive reference
  • Internal Positive Control System to exclude false-negative results
  • Optimized to handle PCR inhibitors
  • PCR- platforms: runs on all established standard real-time PCR- platforms
  • Harmonized thermal profiles to run RNA and DNA samples simultaneously
  • Available formats: Kit (with reaction mix) or Assay-only

PCR platforms: BactoReal® Kit European Foulbrood is developed and validated for the Applied Biosystems® 7500 System (Thermo Fisher Scientific), LightCycler® 480 (Roche) and Mx3005P® QPCR System (Agilent), but is also suitable for other real-time PCR instruments.


Assay: Optional this product is also available as an assay-only format with primers, probe and a positive control, but without reaction mix.

BactoReal® European Foulbrood
OrdernumberReactionsChannel PathogenChannel IPCTarget
RTGV923100FAM-16S rRNA
For veterinary use only.
Shipping Temperature: +4°C cool packs
BactoReal®, MycoReal®, ParoReal® and ViroReal® Kits run with the same thermal cycling conditions.