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Serum and its applicability and use in cell culture

  title={Serum and its applicability and use in cell culture},
  author={Adam Elhofy},
Fetal bovine serum (FBS) has been used in cell culture for decades. In journal articles, it is normally listed in the Materials and Methods section alongside other cell culture ingredients, such as sodium chloride (NaCl) or antibodies. However, unlike the chemically defined NaCl molecule or an antibody that is subjected to questions regarding the identity of the clone and its source, FBS surprisingly has not endured the same level of scrutiny even though it introduces the greatest variability… 

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