Ophidian reovirus (ATCC® VR-1496)

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Agent Ophidian reovirus
Strain Elaphe 1
Biosafety Level 2
Isolation
Elaphe species (beauty snakes, and black ratsnakes) necropsied after unexpected death
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions   -70°C or colder
Comments
does NOT hemagglutinate chicken or guinea pig erythrocytes
-70C or lower
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects (large syncytia formation followed by cell detachement)
CPE (large syncytia formation followed by cell detachment)
Recommended Host
VH2 (ATCC CCL-140)

Host of Choice:  VH2 (ATCC CCL-140)

Host Range:  Moellendorff's ratsnakes, beauty snakes, and black ratsnakes;  VH2 TC

Moellendorff's ratsnakes; beauty snakes; black ratsnakes; VH2 cells (ATCC CCL-140)
Growth Conditions
Duration: 2 to 5 days at 30C in VH2 (ATCC CCL-140)
Cryopreservation
Storage temperature: -70C or lower
Effect on Host
Yes, in vitro effects: Cytopathic effects (large syncytia formation followed by cell detachement)
CPE (large syncytia formation followed by cell detachment)
Name of Depositor EW Lamirande
Chain of Custody
ATCC <<--EW Lamirande<<--J. Gaskin
Source
Elaphe species (beauty snakes, and black ratsnakes) necropsied after unexpected death
References

Lamirande EW, et al. Isolation and experimental transmission of a reovirus pathogenic in ratsnakes (Elaphe species). Virus Res. 63: 135-141, 1999. PubMed: 10509725

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