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Description of Cellosaurus - a knowledge resource on cell lines


Cellosaurus is a knowledge resource on cell lines. It attempts to describe all cell lines used in biomedical research.

Its scope includes:

Its scope does not include:

Detailed content description

For each cell line we provide the following information:

Some background information

Cellosaurus is developed by Amos Bairoch of the CALIPHO group at the SIB - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics. It was initiated to be used as a cell line controlled vocabulary in the context of the neXtProt knowledgebase, but it quickly become apparent that there was a need for a cell line knowledge resource that would serve the needs of individual researchers, cell line distributors and bioinformatic resources. This leads to an increase of the scope and depth of the content of Cellosaurus.

The Cellosaurus is:

Reference for Cellosaurus:
Bairoch A.
The Cellosaurus, a cell line knowledge resource.
J. Biomol. Tech. 29:25-38(2018)
DOI: 10.7171/jbt.18-2902-002; PMID: 29805321

We have chosen to apply to Cellosaurus the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0).