Isolation and preliminary characterization of the jaagsiekte retrovirus (JSRV).


Jaagsiekte, or ovine pulmonary adenomatosis, is caused by a recently discovered retrovirus. The virus cannot be cultivated in vitro at present, but a procedure is described for the isolation and purification of small amounts in the form of immune complexes with IgA from affected lungs. The virion was shown to possess a 70S RNA genome which can be… (More)

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