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Chilo Iridescent virus info needed

Nigel McMillan nmcmillan at gpo.pa.uq.edu.au
Fri Apr 18 11:20:36 EST 1997

In article <5itm75$siu at net.bio.net>, "Shakespearean epithet" 
<evilgrin at sover.net> wrote:

>: Newsgroups: bionet.microbiology
>: Subject: Chilo Iridovirus Info needed
>: Hello everyone.
>: I am an undergrad in the process of designing a research project
>: investigating the replicative processes of Chilo IV while searching for
>: places in which I can interfere with viral replication. Before I can get
>: going on my project, I need to get some background information.
>: First of all, does anyone know of a source of CIV? Is there a specific
>: line in use for tissue culture, and if so, how often do the cells need to
>: be split? As far as the virus itself is concerned, what is required for
>: storage? Will a regular freezer do or do I need to store it
>: Finally, which specific host organisms does CIV infect?  I can work quite
>: easily with fish, mosquitos and crickets, but need to know if this will
>: infect any species or if it is selective in its hosts.
>: Any information or resources would be greatly appreciated since I would
>: like to start research in June of this year.
>: Thank you in advance,
>: Katlinel Hidaka

Dear Katlinel

The best source of information of CIV are older papers by Daria and Delius in 
the mid 80s.  The did work on CIV replication and will have the virus and 
information you need. Otherwise Professor James Kalmakoff in New Zealand has the
virus and may be willing to help.  His email is 
james.kalmakoff at stonebow.otago.ac.nz.

Hope that helps

Dr Nigel McMillan
Centre for Immuology and Cancer Research
University of Queensland

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