Sarcomas in Cotton Rats Inoculated with Rous Virus

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Science  03 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3601, pp. 54-55
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3601.54


When newborn cotton rats were inoculated with Carr's strain of the Rous sarcoma virus, 50 percent of the rats developed sarcomas. The significance of this finding is discussed in relation to the pathogenicity of various strains of this virus in other mammals.