Human herpesvirus 3 (ATCC® VR-916)

Classification: Herpesviridae, Varicellovirus  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification Herpesviridae, Varicellovirus
Deposited As Varicella
Agent Human herpesvirus 3
Strain Webster
Common Name Varicella zoster virus
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
Vesicle fluid from man with varicella
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions vapor phase of liquid nitrogen
Comments
After thawing virus, triturate or vortex to break up cells before adding virus to fresh cells.
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
CPE, foci formation, rounding and sloughing
Growth Medium The base medium for this cell line is ATCC-formulated Eagle's Minimum Essential Medium, Catalog No. 30-2003. To make the complete growth medium, add the following components to the base medium: fetal bovine serum to a final concentration of 10%.
Recommended Host
MRC-5 cells (ATCC CCL-171)

Recommended Host: MRC-5 (ATCC CCL-171)

human fibroblasts
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 35.0°C
Duration: 3 to 7 days
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
CPE, foci formation, rounding and sloughing
Name of Depositor SA Plotkin
Source
Vesicle fluid from man with varicella
Notice: Necessary PermitsPermits

These permits may be required for shipping this product:

  • 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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