Coronaviruses pp 275-276 | Cite as

Development of Rapid Assay for Screening Compounds for Antiviral Activity Against RNA Viruses

  • Sue S. Cross
  • Thomas W. Lewis
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 218)


A rapid assay for screening samples from marine sources has been developed with a coronavirus model using mouse hepatitis virus, strain A59. Marine samples tested for antiviral activity included species of sponges, gorgonians, algae, and other marine life. These were collected from different environments in Bahamian waters by snorkel, scuba, and submersibles at depths ranging from 2 to 2700 feet.


Methylene Blue Antiviral Activity Partial Activity Cell Fusion Vesicular Stomatitis Virus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sue S. Cross
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.Harbor Branch Oceanographic InstitutionSeapharm Research LaboratoryFort PierceUSA

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