Construction and isolation of recombinant vaccinia virus using genetic markers.


The standard approach for the isolation of vaccinia virus recombinants involves homologous recombination between a transfected plasmid and the replicating viral DNA. In a typical infection/transfection experiment, recombinant viruses only account for a tiny proportion (10-4 to 10-3) of the progeny virus; thus, genetic markers are often included in the… (More)