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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 1 (1990), Issue 2, Pages 48-50
Original Article

Modification of Specific Regions of the Human Cytomegalovirus Genome During in Vitro Passage

Claude Hamelin and Michel Dion

Centre de recherche en virologie, Institut Armand-Frappier, Laval-des-Rapides, Quebec, Canada

Received 19 January 1990; Accepted 12 June 1990

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Different regions of the human cytomegalovirus strain AD-169 DNA molecule were tested for stability using cloned Hind III fragments. Results indicate that insertion, deletion and/or rearrangement of nucleotide sequences occur at a relatively high frequency in all parts of the human cytomegalovirus genome during in vitro passage.