Methods of viral cultivation?
In the laboratory, three methods are commonly used for culturing animal viruses. These methods involve using living animals, embryonic eggs, or cell cultures.
No, Blood Agar does not support viral cultivation. If you have a nutrient agar plate with a lawn of cells coating the surface, you could add viruses to the lawn and the viral culture will survive on the plate by infecting the cells in the lawn, clearing them as the cells are lysed. The areas of clearance on the plate are called plaques.