Journal of tissue culture methods

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 165–170

Use of muscovy duck embryo fibroblasts for the isolation of viruses from wild birds

  • Douglas E. Docherty
  • Paul G. Slota

DOI: 10.1007/BF01404270

Cite this article as:
Docherty, D.E. & Slota, P.G. Journal of Tissue Culture Methods (1988) 11: 165. doi:10.1007/BF01404270


Techniques are described for the preparation, cryopreservation, and inoculation of Muscovy duck embryo cell cultures. The procedure yields a susceptible reproducible cell culture system for the isolation and cultivation of viruses from wild birds.

Key words

duck cell culture virus isolation cryopreservation wild birds 

Copyright information

© Tissue Culture Association, Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Douglas E. Docherty
    • 1
  • Paul G. Slota
    • 1
  1. 1.Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept. of InteriorNational Wildlife Health Research CenterMadison

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