Isolation and characterization of a new simian foamy virus serotype from lymphocytes of a Papio cynocephalus baboon.


A new type of syncytium-forming (foamy) virus was isolated from peripheral lymphocytes of a Papio cynocephalus baboon after cocultivation with a rhesus monkey cell line. The isolate was characterized by cytopathogenic effect, host range, electron microscopy, reverse transcriptase activity and physical and chemical properties. Seroneutralization tests… (More)


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