Purification of Viruses

  • Claude A. Knight
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Each virus poses an individual purification problem that is related to the properties of the virus, the nature of the host, and the culture conditions. Consequently, it is not possible to outline a purification procedure that will work with equal effectiveness for all viruses. Nevertheless, it is possible to describe a few methods and their underlying principles that have led to purified preparations of some viruses, and, hence, that are potentially useful, separately or in combination, for the purification of other viruses. Attention is directed here to comprehensive reviews on the purification of plant and animal viruses (Steere 1959; Sharp 1953; Maramorosch and Koprowski 1967; Habel and Salzman 1969; Kado and Agrawal 1972).


Influenza Virus Newcastle Disease Virus Tobacco Mosaic Virus Plant Virus Virus Preparation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude A. Knight
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  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and the Virus LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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