The stability of Rauscher leukemia virus (RLV) was investigated under certain laboratory conditions. The half life of the virus at 37° was 7 hr, and considerably longer at lower temperatures. RNA dependent DNA polymerase activity was more stable than infectivity at all temperatures. Air dried virus had a half life of approximately 1 hr, but was rapidly inactivated by uv light or 70% alcohol. We are indebted to Drs. W. Emmett Barkley and Herbert K. Oie for advice and encouragement, and Edward Russell for technical assistance.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine|
|State||Published - Sep 1976|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)