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Cellosaurus publication CLPUB00496

Publication number CLPUB00496
Authors Hink W.F.
Title The 1979 compilation of invertebrate cell lines and culture media.
Citation (In) Invertebrate systems in vitro; Kurstak E., Maramorosch K., Dubendorfer A. (eds.); pp.553-578; Elsevier; Oxford (1980)
Abstract This compilation contains information on 76 cell lines or strains from 22 species of invertebrates. The new lines are only from ticks and two families (Lepidoptera and Diptera) of insects. Most cell lines described in my earlier paper (Hink 1976) are not included in this publication. This compilation includes only those lines that were incompletely described in the 1976 listing or have been established since the earlier list. Media formulations are also not repeated if they were listed in the 1976 paper. These lines are used for exciting research that includes cell and hormone interactions, genetics of somatic cells, biochemistry of mutations that affect cellular metabolism, and replication of viruses, microfilaria, coxiella, trypanosomes, and babesia. Some new techniques have succeeded in establishment of primary cultures that are more likely to continue to multiply and become cell lines, growth of lines in serum-free and protein- free media, and culture of many lines in suspension or roller bottles.
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