New Minto virus

A new rhabdovirus from ticks in Alaska

D. G. Ritter, C. H. Calisher, D. J. Muth, R. E. Shope, F. A. Murphy, S. G. Whitfield

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Abstract

Three strains of a virus were isolated from Haemaphysalis leporis-palustris (Packard) ticks removed from snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus Erxleben) in east central Alaska. We suggest that the virus be named New Minto for the location in which the ticks were collected. Prototype New Minto virus is sensitive to the action of sodium deoxycholate and kills suckling mice by the intracerebral but not intraperitoneal route; weaned mice do not die after intracerebral, intraperitoneal, or subcutaneous inoculation. The virus produces plaque in serially propagated Vero but not in primary Pekin duck embryo cells. By complement-fixation and neutralization tests New Minto is related to Sawgrass virus, a hitherto ungrouped virus from Florida. The establishment of a Sawgrass group is suggested. In addition, Sawgrass virus was found by electron microscopy to belong to the Family Rhabdoviridae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)422-426
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Microbiology
Volume24
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978

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Rhabdoviridae
Ticks
Viruses
Hares
Complement Fixation Tests
Neutralization Tests
Deoxycholic Acid
Ducks
Electron microscopy
Electron Microscopy
Embryonic Structures

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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

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Ritter, D. G., Calisher, C. H., Muth, D. J., Shope, R. E., Murphy, F. A., & Whitfield, S. G. (1978). New Minto virus: A new rhabdovirus from ticks in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 24(4), 422-426.

New Minto virus : A new rhabdovirus from ticks in Alaska. / Ritter, D. G.; Calisher, C. H.; Muth, D. J.; Shope, R. E.; Murphy, F. A.; Whitfield, S. G.

In: Canadian Journal of Microbiology, Vol. 24, No. 4, 1978, p. 422-426.

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Ritter, DG, Calisher, CH, Muth, DJ, Shope, RE, Murphy, FA & Whitfield, SG 1978, 'New Minto virus: A new rhabdovirus from ticks in Alaska', Canadian Journal of Microbiology, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 422-426.
Ritter DG, Calisher CH, Muth DJ, Shope RE, Murphy FA, Whitfield SG. New Minto virus: A new rhabdovirus from ticks in Alaska. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 1978;24(4):422-426.
Ritter, D. G. ; Calisher, C. H. ; Muth, D. J. ; Shope, R. E. ; Murphy, F. A. ; Whitfield, S. G. / New Minto virus : A new rhabdovirus from ticks in Alaska. In: Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 1978 ; Vol. 24, No. 4. pp. 422-426.
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