Stability of Rauscher Leukemia Virus under Certain Laboratory Conditions (39438)

H. B. Stull, A. F. Gazdar

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The stability of Rauscher leukemia virus (RLV) was investigated under certain laboratory conditions. The half life of the virus at 37° was 7 hr, and considerably longer at lower temperatures. RNA dependent DNA polymerase activity was more stable than infectivity at all temperatures. Air dried virus had a half life of approximately 1 hr, but was rapidly inactivated by uv light or 70% alcohol. We are indebted to Drs. W. Emmett Barkley and Herbert K. Oie for advice and encouragement, and Edward Russell for technical assistance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1976

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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