Human herpesvirus 2 (ATCC® VR-1779)

Classification: Herpesviridae, Simplexvirus  /  Product Format: frozen 1 mL per vial

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Classification Herpesviridae, Simplexvirus
Agent Human herpesvirus 2
Strain ATCC-2011-2
Common Name Herpes simplex 2
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 mL per vial
Storage Conditions  -70°C or colder
Effect on Host
CPE, refractile cell rounding
CPE, refractile cell rounding
Recommended Host

Production Host:  Vero (ATCC® CCL-81)

Vero (ATCC CCL-81)
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations for Infection: Plate cells 24-48 hours in advance and infect when cultures are 80-90% confluent. Remove medium, rinse monolayer with plain EMEM. Inoculate with a small volume (e.g. 1 mL per 25 cm2) of virus diluted to provide a MOI of about 0.1. Adsorb 1-2 hours at 37°C in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere, rocking every 15-20 minutes to redistribute inoculum. End adsorption by adding virus growth medium.
Incubation: 2-4 days in a humidified 5% CO2 atmosphere
Effect on Host
CPE, refractile cell rounding
CPE, refractile cell rounding
Name of Depositor ATCC
Clinical sample from a patient positive for HSV-2 in Virginia, July 2011
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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