Guinea pig herpes-like virus (ATCC® VR-543)

Classification: Herpesviridae, unclassified  /  Product Format: frozen

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Classification Herpesviridae, unclassified
Agent Guinea pig herpes-like virus
Strain LK 40
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.

Guinea pig kidney cell culture
Product Format frozen
Storage Conditions Liquid nitrogen
Morphologically a herpes-like virus. Very labile, can be stabilized at -60°C in the presence of 10% DMSO. Antigenically unrelated to GP salivary gland virus, ATCC VR-682 (Hsing, G.D. et al., Infect. Immun. 13: 926, 1976).
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Recommended Host
guinea pig kidney cells
guine pig kidney cells; rabbit kidney cells
Growth Conditions
Duration: 10-14 days
Effect on Host
Cytopathic effects in tissue culture
Name of Depositor GD Hsiung
Guinea pig kidney cell culture

Hsiung GD, Kaplow LS. Herpeslike virus isolated from spontaneously degenerated tissue culture derived from leukemia-susceptible guinea pigs. J. Virol. 3: 355-357, 1969. PubMed: 5782045

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