In article <MAILQUEUE-101.930728101233.171 at micro.uct.ac.za> ed at micro.uct.ac.za writes:
>> Hi. I'd like to PCR a piece of CMV DNA from CMV-infected tissue
>>...and I'll bet you cucumber mosaic virus was called CMV before
>cytomegalovirus was...! And you would have to do a cDNA synthesis first,
>just like we do.... (sorry).
>>For that matter, I'll bet alfalfa mosaic virus preceded avian
>myeloblastosis virus as the owner of AMV - pity the two groups of
>virologists don't take much account of each other's acronyms, isn't it?
>Don't forget RSV. To pediatricians, it is respiratory syncytial
virus, but to us old-time retrovirologists, it is Rous sarcoma
virus (not much of a clinical threat, fortunately).