Faculty Advisor

Adams, David S.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to test Pichinde virus isolates for in vitro and in vivo viability, and to determine the best candidate for a new progenitor stock. This determination was made through plaque assays for the in vitro study, and through ICCS FACS analysis for the in vivo study. The results indicate that the #11 72h Pichinde isolate was the best candidate because it grew consistently to a high titer in vitro and produced the most pronounced immune response in vivo.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2009

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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