Lone star virus (ATCC® VR-621)

Classification: Bunyaviridae  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

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Classification Bunyaviridae
Agent Lone star virus
Strain TMA 1381
Common Name Lone star virus
Applications
No HA produced.
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
A single nymphal Amblyomma americanum (Linn.) removed from a woodchuck, Kentucky, 1967
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C or colder
Comments
Deoxycholate sensitive. No HA produced. Plaques in Vero and BHK-21 cells.
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Death in suckling mouse
Recommended Host
suckling mouse, i.c. or i.p. inoculation; primary duck embryo cells; Vero cells (ATCC CCL-81); BHK-21(C-13) cells (ATCC CCL-10)
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 5 days
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Death in suckling mouse
Name of Depositor Yale Arbovirus Research Unit
Special Collection ATCC
Source
A single nymphal Amblyomma americanum (Linn.) removed from a woodchuck, Kentucky, 1967
Year of Origin 1967
References

Kokernot RH, et al. Arbovirus studies in the Ohio-Mississippi Basin, 1964-1967. VII. Lone Star virus, a hitherto unknown agent isolated from the tick Amblyomma americanum (Linn). Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 18: 789-795, 1969. PubMed: 5810802

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