amphotropic virus

am·pho·tro·pic vi·rus

a virus usually associated with retroviruses that may not produce disease in its natural host but does replicate in tissue culture cells of host species as well as in cells from other species.

amphotropic virus

A virus that recognises receptors and replicates in a broad range of mammalian (host) cell types, but is not generally regarded as pathogenic.

am·pho·tro·pic vi·rus

(am'fŏ-trō'pik vī'rŭs)
An oncornavirus that does not produce disease in its natural host but does replicate in tissue culture cells of the host species and also in cells from other species.
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Positive PA311 clones were selected on G418 in order to produce the amphotropic virus producing cell line (VPC) which were screened by RT-PCR to check for tk expression (data not shown).