Chromatography of Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) on Chitin Columns


WHILE performing experiments on infected tobacco plant fibre to determine the virus-releasing enzymic activity of crude mushroom extracts (Townsley, P. M., unpublished results), it was noted that added chitin strongly adsorbed tobacco mosaic virus. At least a portion of the adsorbed virus could be released with concentrated phosphate buffers. This investigation describes the Chromatographic properties of chitin for TMV.

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    Townsley, P. M., Canad. J. Biochem. Physiol., 37, 1025 (1959).

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TOWNSLEY, P. Chromatography of Tobacco Mosaic Virus (TMV) on Chitin Columns. Nature 191, 626 (1961).

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