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Volume 10, Number 2—February 2004
2004 SARS Edition
SARS Origins

Susceptibility of Pigs and Chickens to SARS Coronavirus

Hana M. Weingartl*Comments to Author , John Copps*, Michael A. Drebot*, Peter Marszal*, Greg Smith*, Jason Gren*, Maya Andonova*, John Pasick*, Paul Kitching*, and Markus Czub*
Author affiliations: *Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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Table 1

Relative sensitivity of virus isolation and RT-PCR in tissue samples spiked with the SARS virus before homogenizationa,b

Tissue samples Virus isolation (PFU/100 μL)
RT-PCR (100 μL)
Vero E6 Vero V76 NML primers N primers BNI primers
Virus-spiked control
Chicken lung
Pig lung ‑5.5 ‑5.7 ‑7 ‑9 ‑9

aRT-PCR, reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction; SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome; N, nucleocapsid.
bThe highest dilution in which the virus or the RNA were detected is given in log10.

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