Primary human urinary cells support growth and plaque formation by papovavirus BK, permitting plaque purification of the virus. After plaquing, the virus forms uniform plaques and its DNA has a homogeneous restriction enzyme fragment profile. Support of BK replication as well as morphological and cultural characteristics suggest an epithelial origin for the cells.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of General Virology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1980|
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