Sir Mac Farlane Burnet was the most honored of all Australian scientists. In 1960, Burnet shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine with Peter Medawar of Britain for the discovery of acquired immunological tolerance. He developed techniques for growing influenza viruses in the chorioallantoic membrane of the chick embryo. This became a standard laboratory practice. He continued to work with chick embryos long after the use of cell cultures had become general. His virology research resulted in significant discoveries concerning the nature and replication of viruses and their interaction with the immune system.

The use of the chick embryo chorioallantoic membrane as experimental model to study virus growth and to test the clonal selection hypothesis. The contribution of Sir Mac Farlane Burnet

Ribatti, Domenico
2018

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Sir Mac Farlane Burnet was the most honored of all Australian scientists. In 1960, Burnet shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine with Peter Medawar of Britain for the discovery of acquired immunological tolerance. He developed techniques for growing influenza viruses in the chorioallantoic membrane of the chick embryo. This became a standard laboratory practice. He continued to work with chick embryos long after the use of cell cultures had become general. His virology research resulted in significant discoveries concerning the nature and replication of viruses and their interaction with the immune system.
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