California encephalitis virus (ATCC® VR-1213)

Classification: Bunyaviridae, Orthobunyavirus  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification Bunyaviridae, Orthobunyavirus
Agent California encephalitis virus
Strain BFS-283 [V-502-001-522]
Common Name Melao virus
Biosafety Level 2

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Isolation
mosquito
California, United States
Isolation date: 1944
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Comments
The virus is stable at -60C, and is readily lyophilized. HA is optimal at pH 6.0 - 6.2.
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: causes death in host animal
death
Recommended Host

Host of Choice: M (1-4) days

Host Range: M (3-4 wk. i.c., i.p.), Ha (i.c.), cotton rat (i.c.), CE (non-lethal), HaK, KB cells

Cryopreservation
Storage temperature: -80°C
Effect on Host
Yes, in vivo effects: causes death in host animal
death
Name of Depositor NIH/NIAID
Special Collection ATCC
Source
mosquito
California, United States
Isolation date: 1944
Year of Origin 1944
References

Reeves WC, et al. California encephalitis virus, a newly described agent. II. Isolations and attempts to identify and characterize the agent. J. Immunol. 69: 493-510, 1952. PubMed: 13011307

Hammon WM. . Calif. Med. 77: 303, 1952.

i. c. inoculation

i. c. or i. p. inoculation

presumed from pool of mosquitoes (Aedes melanimon dorsalis)

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