Avian reticuloendotheliosis virus (type C) (ATCC® VR-994)

Product Format: frozen

Deposited As Avian Reticuloendotheliosis
Agent Avian reticuloendotheliosis virus (type C)
Strain T, nondefective [strain T]
Applications
Classified in antigenic subtype #1. Cross reacts with all known REV strains.
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
turkey
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments
Cell culture-propagated, nondefective, helper virus component of strain T; similar to REV-A. Seed stock cloned by endpoint dilution. Induces immunodepression and stunting in chickens, also induces chronic lymphomas (both B- and T-cell).
Classified in antigenic subtype #1. Cross reacts with all known REV strains. This nondefective component of strain T is believed to lack the rel oncogene which can be found in the defective component of strain T.
Effect on Host
Mild cytopathic effect, antigens detected by FA on Elisa
Recommended Host
chicken embryo fibroblasts
chicken embryo fibroblasts; turkey embryo fibroblasts; quail embryo fibroblasts; chicken
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 4-7 days
Effect on Host
Mild cytopathic effect, antigens detected by FA on Elisa
Name of Depositor RL Witter
Source
turkey
References

Robinson FR, Twiehaus MJ. Isolation of tha avian reticuloendothelial virus (strain T). Avian Dis. 18: 278-288, 1974. PubMed: 4828587