Influenza B virus (ATCC® VR-101)

Classification: Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus B  /  Product Format: 1 mL per vial

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Classification Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus B
Agent Influenza B virus
Strain B/Lee/40
Influenza Research
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 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Recommended Host
SPF chicken embryonated eggs, 10-11 days
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 35°C
Recommendations for Infection: Dilute virus in D-PBS prior to inoculation.
Incubation: 2-3 days
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Name of Depositor MT Coleman, RQ Robinson, Centers for Disease and Prevention
Source Patient in New York, 1940
Year of Origin 1940

Andrewes CH, et al. A short description of the Myxovirus group (Influenza and related viruses). Virology 1: 176-184, 1955. PubMed: 13267985

Francis T Jr. A new type of virus from epidemic influenza. Science 92: 405-408, 1940. PubMed: 17794275

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