In vitro studies with Modoc virus in Vero cells: plaque assay and kinetics of growth, neutralization, and thermal inactivation.


A sensitive and quantitative assay system is described for plaquing Modoc virus in Vero cells. Neutralizing antibodies to Modoc virus could be detected by using this in vitro system by their interference with viral plaque formation. Virus was readily neutralized within 30 min at 37 C by a 1:10 dilution of hyperimmune hamster serum. The rate of… (More)


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