A poxvirus was isolated during the latter half of 1993 from a black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) that died of fulminant adenovirus infection in California (USA). The poxvirus was isolated from a pooled tissue homogenate, after repeated serial blind passages in primary black-tailed deer testicular cells. Based on electron microscopic examination of the virus, we observed morphologic features typical of the genus Orthopoxvirus, although definitive characterization was not done.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
|State||Published - Jul 1996|
- Black-tailed deer
- Odocoileus hemionus columbianus
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