The rules of retrovirus isolation 24 June 2004
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Christopher J Noble,
postdoc
Australia

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Re: The rules of retrovirus isolation

The Perth Group have repeatedly insisted that there exists a set of rules that must be followed to "prove" the existence of a retrovirus. Any evidence that does not follow these rules is to be ignored.

I am asking the Perth Group again for some evidence for their claims.

The references the Perth Group have provided say nothing about a set of rules. These references are not cited in the following 20 years of retrovirus literature as being rules for the isolation of retroviruses.

Please just provide a reference that clearly states that the rules you have provided are indeed the accepted rules for the isolation of retroviruses which are in turn the only acceptable evidence for the existence of a retrovirus.

Please, no semantic words games or stringing together of disconnected quotes that are taken out of context. Please, just provide one reference that supports your claims.

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