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Research Project: Training Next Generation Insect Cell Culturists

Location: Biological Control of Insects Research

Project Number: 5070-22000-037-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 15, 2014
End Date: Jul 14, 2018

Objective:
Dissect insect tissues and maintenance of insect cell cultures.

Approach:
Primary cell cultures will be created by isolating selected tissues and transferring them to culture flasks. The cultures will be reviewed periodically and numerous parameters will be monitored, including cell viability, attachment levels and approximate replication rates. Cells from the cultures will be passaged as needed.