Herpesvirus in Marek's Disease Tumors

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Science  23 May 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3882, pp. 959-961
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3882.959


Intranuclear and cytoplasmic virus particles of the herpes type were located in epithelial cells that line the kidney collecting tubules obtained from a chick with Marek's disease. The chick had contracted the disease by direct contact transmission. The virus was not observed in any of the invading tumor cells in the same kidney.