Cell lines derived from the squash bug, Anasa tristis (Coreidae: Hemiptera)

  title={Cell lines derived from the squash bug, Anasa tristis (Coreidae: Hemiptera)},
  author={Cynthia L. Goodman and Joseph A. Ringbauer and Yaofa Li and Tamra Reall Lincoln and David Stanley},
  journal={In Vitro Cellular \& Developmental Biology - Animal},
The squash bug, Anasa tristis, is a pest of cucurbits that exerts direct damage on crops and is a vector of plant pathogens. We established cell lines from this insect to serve as tools for basic biology, including virology and immunology, as well as applied studies, such as insecticide development programs. We initiated 15 cell cultures, using nine media or combinations of media. The media yielding the best results were a modification of Kimura’s medium and a combination of two commercially… 
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