General question on viral cultures

Joel Graham Tucker jt at cheshire.oxy.edu
Sat Feb 19 00:49:52 EST 1994


General virology question:  I have read in several places that the ability
to culture a specific virus is very helpful, if not necessary, in
developing therapies, vaccines, etc. for fighting viral disease.  Could
someone offer a concise explanation of the reasons why this is so? 

JT




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