Table 1.

Relative levels of cell-associated and supernatant HCMV DNA in infected decidual and HFF cultures at late times postinfection

HCMV strainCopy no. (%)a of HCMV DNA in:Pb
Decidual culturesHFF cultures
Tissue associatedSupernatantCell associatedSupernatant
PT304.7 × 104 (88)5.2 × 103 (12)4.8 × 107 (74)1.5 × 107 (26)0.095
TB40/E1.1 × 106 (88)1.3 × 105 (12)5.5 × 108 (77)1.6 × 108 (23)0.037
AD1691.4 × 105 (93)1.3 × 104 (7)7 × 108 (50.5)6.8 × 108 (49.5)<0.0001
CI8513.9 × 106 (89.5)3 × 105 (10.5)6.9 × 108 (78)1.9 × 108 (22)0.046
  • a Percentage of total (cell associated plus supernatant or tissue associated plus supernatant) HCMV DNA copies.

  • b For differences in the relative proportions of cell-associated versus supernatant viral DNA between decidual and HFF cultures.