In vitro transformation by adenovirus-simiam virus 40 hybrid viruses. IV. Properties of clones isolated from cell lines transformed by adenovirus 2-simiam virus 40 and adenovirus 12-simiam virus 40 transcapsidant hybird viruses.

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Black PH, Berman LD, Dixon CB. In vitro transformation by adenovirus-simiam virus 40 hybrid viruses. IV. Properties of clones isolated from cell lines transformed by adenovirus 2-simiam virus 40 and adenovirus 12-simiam virus 40 transcapsidant hybird viruses. J Virol. 1969;4(5):694-703.
Clones were isolated from hamster cells transformed by the adenovirus 2-SV40 and adenovirus 12-SV40 transcapsidant hybrid viruses. The clones were characterized with respect to their cytomorphology, virus and antigen content, and the histomorphology of tumors induced by transplantation of the clonal sublines to hamsters. Three different cellular and colonial morphologies were observed. Clones with an SV40 morphology gave rise to tumors predominantly with an SV40 histology, whereas clones with an adenovirus morphology produced typical adenovirus tumors upon transplantation of the transformed cells. Clones which had features of both SV40 and adenovirus transformed cells gave rise to "intermediate" and adenovirus tumors. The results indicate that multiple events occur during transformation and tumorigenesis by the transcapsidant virus populations and provide an explanation for the multiplicity of findings which have been reported with these virus populations.