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MERS coronavirus

MERS coronavirus

Catalogue No.


Virus Name

MERS coronavirus

Strain Designation

England 1

ICTV Species Name

Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus

Strain Info


Health Protection Agency (CFI)

Original Reference

Bermingham et al (2012) Euro Surveill. 17(40):pii20290

Sequence Reference


Culture Conditions

Mycoplasma Status


Storage Conditions

Store at or below -70°C

Host Cell Types

Cell line this virus has been successfully cultured in at NCPV: Vero AC free, ECACC cat no.08011101

Additional Info

Hazard Group (ACDP)


Genetically Modified


Available Formats

  • Ampoule (Virus)

If the use of our viruses results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: MERS coronavirus (NCPV 1409231v).

It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

The Culture Collections represent deposits of cultures from world-wide sources. While every effort is made to ensure details distributed by Culture Collections are accurate, Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data supplied. References where quoted are mainly attributed to the establishment of the cell culture and not for any specific property of the cell line, therefore further references should be obtained regarding cell culture characteristics. Passage numbers where given act only as a guide and Culture Collections does not guarantee the passage number stated will be the passage number received by the customer.

Cultures supplied by Culture Collections are for research purposes only. Enquiries regarding the commercial use of a cell line are referred to the depositor of the cell line. Some cell lines have additional special release conditions such as the requirement for a material transfer agreement to be completed by the potential recipient prior to the supply of the cell line. Please view the Terms & Conditions of Supply for more information.