Nodamura virus (ATCC® VR-679)

Classification: Nodaviridae, Alphanodavirus  /  Product Format: freeze-dried

Classification Nodaviridae, Alphanodavirus
Agent Nodamura virus
Strain Mag 115
Common Name Nodamura virus
Biosafety Level 2
Product Format freeze-dried
Storage Conditions -60°C or colder
Originally classified as a BSL-3 organism on the basis of insufficient experience to evaluate risk to humans, this virus was reclassified as BSL-2 in the 2007 revision of the BMBL.
Effect on Host
Causes limb paralysis in newborn and suckling mice.
Recommended Host
suckling mouse
Growth Conditions
Incubation: 5 days
Effect on Host
Causes limb paralysis in newborn and suckling mice.
Name of Depositor WF Scherer
Special Collection ATCC
Whole mosquito suspension (Culex tritaeniorhynchus)

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Scherer WF. Variable results of sodium deoxycholate tests of Nodamura virus, an ether and chloroform resistant arbovirus. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 129: 194-199, 1968. PubMed: 5686509

Scherer WF, et al. Nodamura virus, an ether- and chloroform-resistant arbovirus from Japan: physical and biological properties, with ecologic observations. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg. 17: 120-128, 1968. PubMed: 5637017

Murphy FA, et al. Characterization of Nodamura virus, an arthropod transmissible picornavirus. Virology 40: 1008-1021, 1970. PubMed: 4194172

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