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Zika virus (ATCC® VR-1845)

Classification: Flaviviridae, Flavivirus  /  Product Format: frozen 1.0 mL per vial

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Classification Flaviviridae, Flavivirus
Agent Zika virus
Strain P6-740
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.

Product Format frozen 1.0 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Genome Sequenced Strain

Zika virus strain P6-740, complete genome

Images VR-1845 images
Effect on Host
CPE, rounding and detachment
Recommended Host
VERO C1008 [Vero 76, clone E6, Vero E6] cells (ATCC® CRL-1586™)
Growth Conditions

Temperature: 37°C

Recommendations for Infection: Plate cells 24-48 hours prior to infection and infect when cultures are 70-90% confluent. Remove medium and inoculate with a small volume of virus (e.g. 1 mL per 25 cm2) diluted to provide an optimal MOI (e.g. 0.01). Adsorb 1 hour at 37°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere. End adsorption by adding virus growth medium.

Incubation: 7-10 days at 37°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere, until CPE is progressed throughout monolayer.

Effect on Host
CPE, rounding and detachment
Name of Depositor R Tesh, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Source Isolated from Aedes aegypti, Malaysia, July 1966
Cross References

Nucleotide (GenBank) : KX377336 Zika virus strain P6-740, complete genome

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Basic Documentation
Other Documentation
  1. What is Zika virus
    Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus of the Flaviviridae family, genus Flavivirus (which also includes the Dengue, and West Nile Viruses). Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily ...

    Date Updated: 3/3/2016
  2. Is Zika a new virus
    No. According to the CDC, Zika previously has been reported in tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert r...
    Date Updated: 2/5/2016
  3. Does ATCC distribute the Zika virus
    Yes, Zika virus (ATCC® VR-84™) strain MR766 has been distributed by ATCC since 1953.  The virus is available through ATCC, and our designated MOI (Multiplicity of Infection)
    MOI stands for "Multiplicity of Infection." It is the ratio of infectious virus particles to the number of cells being infected. The recommended MOI is in the range of 0.1 (meaning that you inocu...
    Date Updated: 3/13/2014