Virus culture is used both to prepare and to analyse viruses. The techniques of virus culture are based on the culture of cells from host organisms, in which the virus is grown and maintained. Viruses may be prepared as components for vaccines or testing kits, or for use as genetic vectors. Cultured viruses may be used to test new antiviral drugs, to increase understanding of cellular biology, or to study the viruses themselves.
Keywords: virus; viral; cell; culture