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This is the original 1972 paper describing the isolation of the S2 cells from Drosophila. However it would be best if you specify what application you are planning to pursue with the cells, which would make it easier to suggest which ones to isolate. I have personally isolated garland cells, which are visible with the naked eye and highly suitable for ...


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Plus and minus describe what is happening in a specific locus in the genome. When a + sign is shown, the locus contains the natural, fully working gene (wild type). When a - is shown, it means that by natural mutation or lab manipulation, cells lack that natural gene, or make a negligible amount of it, or make a broken variant etc. These cells are diplod, ...


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After looking around for a bit, I came across a few potential solutions however they are not a definitive answer to your question and requires testing under your experimental conditions to see which works best. This page contained one excellent suggestion and that is to select for cells that do not clump during the passage, by pooling the cells in 15ml of ...


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This is a very good question and it highlights a very frequent misconception about cell culture and it is using the passage numbers as an indication of how well a cell is behaving. Although this can be a good barometer but it is misleading. Passaging can stress the cells if performed very frequently, although again that depends on how fast the cells are ...


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I have been told the normal fibroblasts are very similar all over the body. Is this really true? No. Strong evidence indicates that fibroblasts in different parts of the body are intrinsically different, and there may be differences between them even in a single region [3]. They have morphological similarities, but they act differently (at least ...



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