The cytopathogenic action of bluetongue virus on tissue cultures and its application to the detection of antibodies in the serum of sheep

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    Cytopathogenic activity by egg adapted strains of bluetongue virus for sheep kidney cells in culture, and the neutralization of this activity by homologous antiserum are described. The possible applications of this phenomenon to studies on various phases of bluetongue is discussed briefly. Reference is made to preliminary studies which indicate that the property of cytopathogenesis is not associated with virulent, unmodified, bluetongue virus.