Check your cultures! A list of cross‐contaminated or misidentified cell lines

@article{CapesDavis2010CheckYC,
  title={Check your cultures! A list of cross‐contaminated or misidentified cell lines},
  author={Amanda Capes-Davis and George V. Theodosopoulos and Isobel Atkin and Hans G Drexler and Arihiro Kohara and Roderick A. F. Macleod and John R. W. Masters and Yukio Nakamura and Yvonne A. Reid and Roger R. Reddel and R. Ian Freshney},
  journal={International Journal of Cancer},
  year={2010},
  volume={127}
}
Continuous cell lines consist of cultured cells derived from a specific donor and tissue of origin that have acquired the ability to proliferate indefinitely. These cell lines are well‐recognized models for the study of health and disease, particularly for cancer. However, there are cautions to be aware of when using continuous cell lines, including the possibility of contamination, in which a foreign cell line or microorganism is introduced without the handler's knowledge. Cross‐contamination… Expand
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