Lack of infectivity of bovine leukemia (C type) virus to rats

Stephen W Barthold, L. E. Baumgartener, C. Olson

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Sprague Dawley rats were given ip injections of bovine culture and sheep cultures of bovine leukemia virus (BLV) and Gross passage A leukemia virus [MuLV(G)]. Sera were tested for precipitin antibodies to BLV antigens, but none had antibodies to BLV antigens. BLV did not induce tumors in Sprague Dawley rats, but the rats were susceptible to MuLV(G) at low doses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-644
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the National Cancer Institute
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology


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