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September 1969

Viral Growth Patterns in an Iris Organ Culture System

Author Affiliations

Bethesda, Md
From the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, Md. Dr. Tucker is now at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Fla.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1969;82(3):372-376. doi:10.1001/archopht.1969.00990020374015

An organ culture system utilizing rabbit iris tissue was successfully developed. Growth of herpes simplex, vaccinia, and vesicular stomatitis virus was supported in this system for varying periods of time. The possible value of this virological system to the etiologic problem of human "viral" iritis is discussed.