The N-B locus affecting tissue culture infectivity with naturally occurring murine leukemia viruses appears to be identical to the Fv-1 locus described for sensitivity to Friend leukemia virus. Results of tissue culture studies were parallel to results of studies in vivo and indicate that the F-S virus is N-tropic and the F-B virus is NB-tropic. Inbred and partially congenic mouse strains sensitive at Fv-1 show N-type sensitivity; strains resistant at Fv-1 show B-type sensitivity. The Fv-2 locus does not appear to exert significant effect in tissue culture. Knowledge of N-B type has been useful in predicting Fv-1 sensitivity.

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