Preliminary report of parvovirus -like virus in Tupaia belangeri (tree shrew)
Abstract: Three viruses were isolated from the kidney cell culture of Tupaia belangeri (tree shrew).They would like to replicate in mitosis of TL cells, to produce CPE and hemagglutinin and to hemaggulate the erythrocytes of guinea pig and mouse. The viruses belong to one serum type by hemagglutination inhibition test. The virus antigen appeared first at the nuclei by immunoenzymatic stain. The morphology of the virus was similar to round and hexagonal without capsule, diameter 30 nm by negative stain under electron microscope. Most number of sera in tree shrews appeared the virus antibody by serological assay. It was proved that the virus was a latent virus in tree shrews and identified preliminarily as parvo- like virus.