Multiplexing Methods for Cell Culture Contamination and Authentication Analysis
11 February 2016
The vast amount of data generated in modern molecular biology relies heavily on the use of cultured mammalian cells and tissues from a number of different species. Many of these cultures, isolated from their original sources, have circulated among users in the scientific community for decades. Along the way, the cultures have passed through many different laboratories and, as a result, have transformed into cultures that are genetically and phenotypically different. Discover the factors contributing to these changes, including issues such as mislabeling, over-passage, or other types of contamination and how they can result in misleading and unreliable results.