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Viruses: how many per cell

A.J.Cann nna at leicester.ac.uk
Thu Apr 17 11:14:15 EST 1997

In article <5ib555$cch at net.bio.net>, ldk at mendel.berkeley.edu (laura d.
kramer) wrote:

>Hi all,
>   I'd like to get some estimates of the number of viral particles per
>cell.  Any type of virus in any host.

I assume you mean the number of viral particles produced per infected cell.
Varies from a few dozen to many thousands (over a long period for
non-lytic viruses). "Typical" number is a few hundred/cell.

Dr Alan J. Cann  PhD, Department of Microbiology & Immunology,
University of Leicester, UK.

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