Storing viruses Jay Mone'
jmone at MARAUDER.MILLERSV.EDU
Mon Feb 9 11:02:23 EST 1998
Some viruses, such as bacteriophages, can be stored for long periods
of time at 4oC. However, many viruses, especially enveloped viruses,
must be frozen or lyophilized. Usually, viruses can be suspended in
tissue culture media and frozen at -80oC, and will stay viable
indefinately. Some investigators will add 10% DMSO. Alternatively,
viruses can be stored in infected cells in liquid nitrogen or in
ultracold mechanical freezers (-180oC).
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