To Culture a microbe

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To Culture a microbe

Post by bionewbie » Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:17 am

Would someone please describe to me how animal viruses are cultured?

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Post by Freedom » Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:51 am

I'm totally guessing here, but since viruses down 'eat' (using the term loosely) then they are pretty easily cultures, in fact they won't need medium or anything (Unless you want them to multiply, in which case you can give them lots of yummy host cells) :) just a thought. :D
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Post by canalon » Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:56 pm

Freedom wrote:I'm totally guessing here, but since viruses down 'eat' (using the term loosely) then they are pretty easily cultures, in fact they won't need medium or anything (Unless you want them to multiply, in which case you can give them lots of yummy host cells) :) just a thought. :D


Yep virus culture need first to culture host cells, this is the tricky part. Then you just inoculate the virus, wait, and then take the supernatant of the culture. Either you transfer it to fresh cells or freeze it for longer storage.
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Post by reem » Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:27 pm

we can cultur virusis in eggs

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Post by bob1111111111 » Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:50 pm

i was only joking before the real answer is beacuse of its origin and its inherited genes to stop contrating animal viruses its proven fact that by drinking yakult ' bacteria drink' daily stops infection opefully that was enough imformation for you

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Post by canalon » Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:53 pm

reem wrote:we can cultur virusis in eggs


Exact, as for the flu viruses, but not all of them. Basically it depends on the host specificity of the virus. You need to provide host cells in which it can multiply.
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