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RNA from Betacoronavirus 1, Strain OC43 (ATCC® VR-1558D)

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Organism: Betacoronavirus 1, Human coronavirus OC43  / 

Permits and Restrictions

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Product Format frozen Total RNA from infected cells, 100 µL per vial
Verified By Whole-genome Sequencing
Storage Conditions Store at -70°C or colder
It is suitable for use in RT-PCR or other RNA-based procedures.
Genomic RNA isolated from a preparation of cell lysate and supernatant from HCT-8 cells (ATCC CCL-244) infected with Betacoronavirus 1, strain OC43 (ATCC VR-1558). This product was prepared using methods known to inactivate viruses.

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) at ATCC on the HCT-8 [HRT-18] cell line (ATCC® CCL-244™) used as the host has shown the presence of a putative fragment of Gammaherpesvirus with a ≥98% homology to Human Heparanase 2 (NCBI number NG_023416.1).
Biosafety Level 1

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.

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.
Basic Documentation
  1. Accessing genome sequencing data

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019

  2. Criteria for reference quality genomes

    Date Updated: 9/30/2019