Partial Purification and Electron Microscopy of Virus in the EB-3 Cell Line Derived from a Burkitt Lymphoma

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Science  20 May 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3725, pp. 1084-1085
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3725.1084


The virus in the EB-3 cell line derived from a Burkitt lymphoma was partially purified by digestion with proteolytic enzyme and by density-gradient centrifugation on potassium tartrate. Electron microscope studies of both sectioned and negatively stained samples suggest that the virus belongs to the herpes-virus group, although the exact number of capsomeres was not unequivocally established.