New Papovavirus Contaminating Shope Papillomata

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Science  17 Jan 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3603, pp. 258-260
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3603.258


A virus having the characteristics of the papovaviruses was isolated from several naturally occurring cottontail papillomata. Serologic and animal inoculation studies indicate that it is not Shope papilloma virus, but a previously undescribed, nonpathogenic agent of cottontail rabbits.