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Main Title Rapid Efficient Production of Baculovirus Expression Vectors.
Author Hartig, P. C. ; Cardon, M. C. ;
CORP Author ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/363;
Stock Number PB93-228898
Additional Subjects Baculoviridae ; Genetic vectors ; Molecular cloning ; Phenotype ; Plaque assay ; Transfection ; Liposomes ; Genetic recombination ; Plasmids ; Viral DNA ; Genotype ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-228898 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
Recombinant baculoviruses have been used to produce foreign proteins and have the potential to be safe, efficacious insecticides. Isolation of recombinant virus is usually by plaque phenotype. Typical recombination rates are less than 1%, thus requiring time consuming inspection of hundreds of individual plaques. A method of generating recombinants is described which requires less time than current protocols and frequently produces recombinants at rates exceeding 30%. This protocol employs liposome-mediated transfection, reduced post-transfection incubation times, linearized parental virus which produces occlusion positive plaques in clones of the parental genotype, and colorimetric detection of recombinants. This protocol allows the initial, and frequently the final, isolation of recombinants in 7 days. (Copyright (c) 1992 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)