Assay of defective-interfering Semliki forest virus by the inhibition of synthesis of virus-specified RNAs

A. D.T. Barrett, C. F. Crouch, N. J. Dimmock

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We describe a simple, rapid and reproducible assay for defective-interfering Semliki Forest virus (DI SFV) which is based on the inhibition of synthesis of virus-specified RNAs in SFV-infected cells. Using the assay, we have been able to show that DI virus is generated by a single passage in baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells in an inoculum which contained no detectable DI virus and we have calculated the u.v. target size of the interfering activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-280
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes


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