Each plate is coated with K-Virus: A polyoma virus. This antigen is a purified inactivated whole virus.
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48 Antigen Wells and 48 Control Antigen Wells
K virus is a small, double stranded DNA virus of the family Papovaviridae, genus Polyomavirus. Transmission of K virus is through the oral route, and is shed in the milk, urine, and feces. K virus is stable outside the host, allowing contaminated food and bedding to remain infectious for a long time. Some mice may become life-long hosts of the virus. Pathological changes due to K virus occur in the lungs as congestion, hemorrhage, edema, and atelectasis. K virus is exclusive to mice.
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National Research Council (US) Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1991.