Archives of Virology

, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 125–128

Initial characterization of four cytomegalovirus strains isolated from chimpanzees

  • B. W. Swinkels
  • J. L. M. C. Geelen
  • P. Wertheim-van Dillen
  • A. A. van Es
  • J. van der Noordaa
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01309376

Cite this article as:
Swinkels, B.W., Geelen, J.L.M.C., Wertheim-van Dillen, P. et al. Archives of Virology (1984) 82: 125. doi:10.1007/BF01309376

Summary

Cytomegalovirus was isolated from chimpanzees. The chimpanzee CMV showed a strong antigenic relationship with human CMV. The genome of the chimpanzee CMV was found to have a molecular weight of 147±11.3×106 and showed partial homology to human CMV DNA.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. W. Swinkels
    • 1
  • J. L. M. C. Geelen
    • 1
  • P. Wertheim-van Dillen
    • 1
  • A. A. van Es
    • 2
  • J. van der Noordaa
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorium voor de GezondheidsleerUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Primatencentrum T.N.O.RijswijkThe Netherlands

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