Sand rat inclusion agent (ATCC® VR-605)

Classification: Herpesvirus, Miscellaneous  /  Product Format: frozen

Classification Herpesvirus, Miscellaneous
Agent Sand rat inclusion agent
Strain E 145A/15,16
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
Respiratory tract of Egyptian sand rat (Psammomys obesus), 1965
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -60°C
Comments
CPE inhibited by heat (56°C in 30 minutes) and ether. Absence of serological relationship to other members of herpesvirus group.
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Recommended Host
primary rabbit kidney cells
primary rabbit kidney cells; HeLa cells (ATCC CCL-2); human amnion in tissue culture; sand rat kidney cells; squirrel monkey kidney in tissue culture
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Incubation: 7-9 days
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Name of Depositor LV Melendez
Source
Respiratory tract of Egyptian sand rat (Psammomys obesus), 1965
Year of Origin 1965
References

Melendez LV, et al. A herpes virus from sand rats (Psammomys obesus). Lab. Anim. Care 17: 302-309, 1967. PubMed: 4228677