, Volume 82, Issue 1-2, pp 125-128

Initial characterization of four cytomegalovirus strains isolated from chimpanzees

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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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