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Cell Biology International (2008) 32, 14781485 (Printed in Great Britain)
Establishment and characteristics of white ear lobe chicken embryo fibroblast line and expression of six fluorescent proteins in the cells
Hongmei Wu, Weijun Guan, Han Li and Yuehui Ma*
Institute of Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, Beijing 100094, PR China
A white ear lobe chicken embryo (WELCE) fibroblast cell bank, containing 322 tubes of frozen cells, was successfully established from primary explants of 57 embryo samples. The cells were morphologically consistent with fibroblasts, and the growth curve was sigmoidal with a population doubling time (PDT) of 48
Key words: White ear lobe chicken embryo, Fibroblast bank, Biological characteristics.
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Received 6 November 2007/22 May 2008; accepted 12 August 2008doi:10.1016/j.cellbi.2008.08.006