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BIOL 483
Vivian Dayeh

Animal cell biotechnology - Two aspects to it, maintenance and growth - Have to start cell culture and then grow it. o In vitro = taking pieces of tissue cells from an organism and pop them into something plastic and glass to be able to maintain them, may not grow though. Still considered cell culture. Biotechnology - Production of something that’s economically useful. Using yeast = easy to work with. - Ecoli = easy Cell cultures used for number of reasons - Initially it was used for virology and immunology o Use cultures to produce vaccines o Also for cancer biology 7 types of basic research can be done as well - Biochem, molec bio, nutrition, endocrinology, immuno, physio, developmental bio. Societal desire - Besides experimental advantages listed above, the use of animal cell cultures is generally being
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