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A Specific Diffusible Antigen of Rinderpest Virus demonstrated by the Agar Double-Diffusion Precipitation Reaction


IN recent years diffusible antigens of many viruses have been demonstrated by the double-diffusion precipitation reaction in agar. Early attempts in this laboratory to demonstrate such antigens associated with rinderpest virus failed, probably because the convalescent bovine and rabbit sera used did not contain a sufficiently high concentration of antibody.

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