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Growth of Bovine Parainfluenza-3 Virus in Chick Tissues growing on Polythene

Nature volume 204, pages 807808 (21 November 1964) | Download Citation



A BOVINE strain of myxovirus parainfluenza-3 was first isolated by Reisinger et al.1 in cultures of embryonic bovine kidney cells. Recently, isolates have been made by intra-amniotic inoculation of 14-day-old chick embryos2; but evidence of a successful isolation was only obtained by titration of the amniotic fluids on embryonic bovine kidney cells.

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    , , and , J. Amer. Vet. Med. Assoc., 135, 147 (1959).

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    , J. Bact., 88, 267 (1964).

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    , J. Gen. Microbiol., 22, 416 (1960).

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  1. Department of Bacteriology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, Keppel Street, W.C.1.

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