Comparison of guinea pig cytomegalovirus and guinea pig herpes-like virus: growth characteristics and antigentic relationship.

The growth characteristics of guinea pig cytomegalovirus (GPCMV) and guinea pig herpes-like virus (GPHLV) in cell cultures were compared. Guinea pig fibroblast cells were highly susceptible to infection with both viruses, whereas guinea pig kidney cells were sensitive only to GPHLV. No cytopathic effect was observed in the latter cell system after infection… (More)