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#1 microgirl

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:30 AM

Anyone know how best to store viruses long term?

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:29 PM

At -80C or in liquid nitrogen

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:50 AM

At -80C or in liquid nitrogen


Do you put it in glycerol like bacterial cultures?

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 10:38 PM

no glycerol.

Just have them in what ever buffer they are in and freeze it in small aliquots. so you dont have to refreeze many times. But this also depends on the virus.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:04 PM

At -80C or in liquid nitrogen


Do you put it in glycerol like bacterial cultures?


Sometimes people use DMSO....
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:36 AM

Is it ok to store the virus at -80 in the culture medium?

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:44 AM

Is it ok to store the virus at -80 in the culture medium?


Depends on the culture media.. pH etc...

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:20 AM

What buffer do you recommend? Is PBS ok?

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:48 AM

What buffer do you recommend? Is PBS ok?


a recommended buffer is SM buffer [from Sambrook]:
per liter:
NaCl = 5.8g
MgSO8 X 7 H2O = 2g
1M Tris-HCl (pH 7.5) = 50ml
2% (w/v) gelatin solution = 5ml
H2O to 1 liter

sterilize by autoclaving and than dispense into aliquots. Store at RT.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:30 PM

We keep in PBS or TEN buffer and store in -80.




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