Negative staining of a non-haemadsorbing strain of African swine fever virus

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  • Abstract:

    Since the application of negative staining, preceded by fixation, prevents the disruption and distortion of the capsid of the African swine fever virus, improved contrast and evaluation of the appearance and size of virus particles in the electron microscope is possible and, in addition, the icosahedral shape of the virus is demonstrable. The mature virus particle contains at least 2 capsid layers and an outer envelope.