Influenza B virus (ATCC® VR-103)

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

Classification Orthomyxoviridae, Influenzavirus B
Agent Influenza B virus
Strain B/GL/1739/54
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 frozen 1 mL per vial
Storage Conditions -70°C or colder
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Recommended Host
SPF chicken embryonated eggs, 10 days
Growth Conditions
Temperature: 37°C
Recommendations for Infection: Dilute virus in D-PBS prior to inoculation.
Incubation: 2 days
Effect on Host
Hemagglutinates chicken RBC
Name of Depositor RQ Robinson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Source Patient at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, 1954
Year of Origin 1954

Mogabgab WJ, et al. Isolation and cytopathogenic effect of influenza B viruses in monkey kidney cultures. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 89: 654-659, 1955. PubMed: 13254857