Oligonucleotide fingerprint analysis of a wild strain & its attenuated variant of Japanese encephalitis virus.

A strain of Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus was passaged serially through primary chick kidney cell cultures (45 times) and primary baby hamster kidney cell cultures (21 times). The resultant virus lost its lethal effect to 3 wk old mice by the ic route and 10 day old mice by the ip route. The oligonucleotide fingerprint analysis of the parent and the… (More)