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Biology of the Porifera: cell culture

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Title: Biology of the Porifera: cell culture.
Name(s): Pomponi, Shirley A., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Canadian Science Publishing
Extent: 9 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3342232 (digitool), FADT3342232 (IID), fau:6393 (fedora), 10.1139/z05-188 (doi)
Note(s): The discovery that dissociated sponge cells will reaggregate to form a functional organism was the basis for the establishment of sponge cell cultures that have been used as a model for the study of fundamental processes in developmental biology and immunology. More recent is the discovery of unique bioactive compounds in marine sponges, and the feasibility of in vitro production of these chemicals is being evaluated. Techniques are well established for cell dissociation; development of several nutrient media formulations has resulted in improvements in viability and cell division; and molecular approaches to identification of genes responsible for regulation of cell cycling may provide unique perspectives in culture optimization.
This manuscript is the post-print of an article published by Canadian Science Publishing, an independent and not-for-profit organization. The final version is published in Canadian Journal of Zoology available at and may be cited as: Pomponi, S. A. (2006). Biology of the Porifera: cell culture1,2,3. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84(2), 167-174. doi:10.1139/z05-188
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1620.
Subject(s): Porifera
Cell culture
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Host Institution: FAU