Generation of cytopathogenic subgenomic RNA of classical swine fever virus in persistently infected porcine cell lines.

Two biological clones (A.1 and B.2) of the classical swine fever virus strain Alfort/187 and the recombinant virus vA187-1, derived from a cDNA clone of Alfort/187, were used to establish persistently infected cultures of the swine kidney cell lines SK-6 and PK-41. It was found that 100% of the cells in the passaged cultures were positive for viral antigen… CONTINUE READING