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Volume 2, Number 4—October 1996


Experimental Inoculation of Plants and Animals with Ebola Virus

Robert Swanepoel*, Patricia A. Leman*, Felicity J. Burt*, Nicholas A. Zachariades*, Lawrence E.O. Braack†, Thomas G. Ksiazek‡, Pierre E. Rollin‡, Sherif R. Zaki‡, and Clarence J. Peters‡
Author affiliations: *National Institute for Virology, Sandringham, South Africa; †National Parks Board, Skukuza, South Africa; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Plants experimentally inoculated with Ebola virus

Scientific name Common name
Arachis hypogaea Groundnut
Beta vulgaris Beetroot
Chenopodium amaranticolor Goosefoot weed
Chenopodium quinoa Goosefoot weed
Cucumis sativus Cucumber
Cucurbita pepo Pumpkin
Glycine maxa Soybean
Gomphrena globosa Weed
Gossypium hirsutum Cotton
Lupinus albus Lupin
Lycopersicon esculentum Tomato
Macroptilium atropureum Siratro bean
Nicotiana benthamiana Wild tobacco
Nicotiana clevelandii Wild tobacco
Nicotiana glutinosa Wild tobacco
Nicotiana langsdorfi Wild tobacco
Nicotiana rustica Wild tobacco
Nicotiana tabacum Tobacco
Phaseolus vulgarisa French bean
Pisum sativum Green pea
Triticum aestivum Wheat
Vicia faba Broadbean
Vigna unguiculatab Cowpea
Zea mays Maize

aFive varieties inoculated
bTwo varieties inoculated

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