storing viruses

John jvh100 at
Mon Feb 9 13:11:52 EST 1998

On Sat, 7 Feb 1998, Bob Liparulo wrote:

> I recently read a novel that contained this line: "The virus should be
> stored at a constant six degrees centigrade, the ideal temperature for
> keeping the virus static, neither dying nor growing."
> Does this make sense? Can viruses be made "static" in that sense? At that
> temerature? How ARE viruses stored for research?
> If you can help me understand this subject more, please e-mail me. Thank you.

In the labs where i work, we store bactierophages at minus 20 degrees
it works for us.
Please excuse spelling mistakes, I'm dyslexic.

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