In vitro transformation by the adenovirus-simian virus 40 hybrid viruses. V. Virus-specific ribonucleic acid in cell lines transformed by the adenovirus 2-simian virus 40 and adenovirus 12-simian virus 40 transcapsidant hybrid viruses.

Journal of virology

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Levin MJ, Black PH, Coghill SL, Dixon CB, Henry PH. In vitro transformation by the adenovirus-simian virus 40 hybrid viruses. V. Virus-specific ribonucleic acid in cell lines transformed by the adenovirus 2-simian virus 40 and adenovirus 12-simian virus 40 transcapsidant hybrid viruses. J Virol. 1969;4(5):704-11.
The ribonucleic acid-deoxyribonucleic acid hybridization technique was utilized to determine the presence of adenovirus (ad) and SV40 genetic information and to determine which ad genomes were present in clones of hamster cells transformed with the ad 2-SV40 and ad 12-SV40 transcapsidant hybrid virus populations. The results were correlated with the morphology of the transformed cells and colonies. It was found that cells transformed by either transcapsidant virus which had an SV40 morphology contained the ad 7 and SV40 genomes, whereas cells with a typical ad morphology contained only ad genetic information. Cells and colonies with morphological features of both ad- and SV40-transformed cells contained either the ad 2, or ad 12 genomes, depending on the transcapsidant used, together with the ad 7 and SV40 genomes. The results indicate the following: at least three different events occurred during transformation of hamster cells by the transcapsidant virus populations; the morphology of the resulting clones is determined by the viral genome(s) present; the linkage of the ad 7-SV40 genomes is confirmed since the ad 7- SV40 genomes were never found to be dissociated; the defective ad 7-SV40 genomes are capable of causing transformation; and the transcapsidant particle is probably composed of only ad 7 and SV40 genetic information.