Table 2.

Number of copies of proviral JSRV in lymphoid cells from sheep with naturally acquired SPA

Animal no.No. of copies (subset purity [%]) with cell phenotype:
CD4+CD8+B cells (sIg)cAdherent cells
JA065NPa (98.8)NDb ND0.53
JA0875.92 (96.3)NDND0.69
JA0890.37 (99)0.38 (97.5)ND6.32
JA0900.35 (98.1)0.92 (95.4)ND4.15
JA1010.95 (97.6)0.70 (95.1)1.53 (95.6)7.46
JA1030.10 (98)0.29 (87)0.92 (98.2)1.02
JA1049.91 (92.6)3.05 (96)12.9 (95.6)26.3
JA114NP (95.8)0.06 (98)0.69 (95)1.17
  • a NP, no positive hn-PCRs occurred at any level of input DNA (maximum input DNA = 125 ng × eight replicates).

  • b ND, not done (subset not isolated).

  • c sIg, surface immunoglobulin.