Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus

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MICROBIOLOGY

  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV): negative stranded RNA virus, member of Arenaviridae family, rodent-borne.
  • LCMV grows in many cell lines, e.g., Vero cells. Identification achieved by using immunofluorescent LCMV-specific antibody.

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Last updated: June 1, 2016