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ready Cellosaurus

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The Cellosaurus is a knowledge resource on cell lines. It attempts to describe all cell lines used in biomedical research. Its scope includes: Immortalized cell lines; naturally immortal cell lines (example: stem cell lines); finite life cell lines when those are distributed and used widely; vertebrate cell line with an emphasis on human, mouse and rat cell lines; and invertebrate (insects and ticks) cell lines. Its scope does not include primary cell lines (with the exception of the finite life cell lines described above) and plant cell lines.


Countries that developed this resource Switzerland

Created in 2012

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How to cite this record Cellosaurus; Cellosaurus; DOI:; Last edited: April 9, 2020, 1:55 p.m.; Last accessed: Sep 25 2021 12:29 p.m.

Publication for citation  The Cellosaurus, a Cell-Line Knowledge Resource. Bairoch A; J Biomol Tech ; 2018; 10.7171/jbt.18-2902-002;

This record is maintained by AmosBairoch  ORCID

Record added: Oct. 18, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Record updated: April 8, 2020, 7:57 p.m. by AmosBairoch.

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CLASTR: The Cellosaurus STR similarity search tool - A precious help for cell line authentication.

Robin T,Capes-Davis A,Bairoch A
Int J Cancer 2019

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The Cellosaurus, a Cell-Line Knowledge Resource.

Bairoch A
J Biomol Tech 2018

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