Guinea pig X virus (ATCC® VR-914)

Classification: Herpesvirus, Guinea Pig  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification Herpesvirus, Guinea Pig
Agent Guinea pig X virus
Strain B-19
Biosafety Level 2

Biosafety  classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Buffy coat (leukocytes) of healthy, strain 2 guinea pigs
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -60°C
Serologically distinct from guinea pig salivary gland virus (ATCC VR-682) and guinea pig herpes-like virus (ATCC VR-543).
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Recommended Host
guinea pig embryo cells
guinea pig embryo cells; primary guinea pig kidney cells
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Incubation: 15-20 days
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Name of Depositor F Bia
Disclosure This material is cited in a US or other Patent and may not be used to infringe the claims. Depending on the wishes of the Depositor, ATCC may be required to inform the Patent Depositor of the party to which the material was furnished.
Buffy coat (leukocytes) of healthy, strain 2 guinea pigs

Bia FJ, et al. New endogenous herpesvirus of guinea pigs: biological and molecular characterization. J. Virol. 36: 245-253, 1980. PubMed: 6255209

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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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