UNIT 16.17 Generation of Recombinant Vaccinia Viruses
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Molecular Biology
How to Cite
Earl, P. L., Moss, B., Wyatt, L. S. and Carroll, M. W. 2001. Generation of Recombinant Vaccinia Viruses. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 43:16.17.1–16.17.19.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: JUL 1998
This unit first describes how to infect cells with vaccinia virus and then transfect them with a plasmid-transfer vector to generate a recombinant virus. Methods are also presented for purifying vaccinia virus and for isolating viral DNA, which can be used during transfection. Also presented are selection and screening methods used to isolate recombinant viruses and a method for the amplification of recombinant viruses. Finally, a method for live immunostaining that has been used primarily for detection of recombinant modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA) is presented.