Culture of Animal Cells: A Manual of Basic Technique / Edition 4

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Provides an accessible, comprehensive synthesis of proven techniques for the culture and experimental manipulation of animal cells. Contains step-by-step laboratory procedures, detailed instructions for reagent preparation and information on the latest specialized equipment and supplies. This edition includes over 350 new references, 13 new protocols plus recent methods and expanded protocols in areas of new technology such as antibody staining and cytotoxicity assay.

Appropriate for: Cell Biologists, Cytologists.

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Reviewer: Alvin Telser, PhD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This is a book on the techniques, equipment, practices, and principles needed to place animal cells into tissue culture. This volume is in its fourth edition.
Purpose: The book is intended to provide a complete technical guide to the growth of animal cells in tissue culture. Like other high quality techniques books, these are worthy objectives and are met admirably.
Audience: According to the author, this book is written for persons with no previous experience with these techniques. It is extremely well written for such an audience. The author is a very well recognized expert in the field.
Features: The full range of information pertinent to the growth of animal cells in tissue culture is covered such as lab layout, necessary equipment, water quality, selection of media and growth chambers, steps starting with whole animal material, observing and staining cultured cells, common contaminants, and more. It is well illustrated. The black-and-white diagrams are very well done and helpful; many of the black-and-white photographs are also very good, but some are of moderate quality, especially many photomicrographs of cells. The newly included center section of color photos is likely to be of marginal value—partly due to low quality original material and partly due to poor quality reproduction.
Assessment: This will be a very helpful reference in any lab actively using tissue culture. It would also be a very useful reference volume in any life science library. The techniques used in tissue culture, like most fields in modern biology, changes fairly frequently, making a new edition every few years important. This book is well worth its cost.
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"...a good user friendly resource...a handy reference book for routing cell culture protocols."  (In Vitro Cellular & Development Biology - Animal, May/June 2006)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471348894
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/1900
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

R. IAN FRESHNEY, PhD, is an honorary senior research fellow in the Centre for Oncology and Applied Pharmacology, part of the Cancer Research UK Beatson Laboratories at the University of Glasgow. He is the author or editor of numerous books and a world-renowned expert on cell culture technique.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 Introduction
2 Biology of the Cultured Cell
3 Design and Layout of the Laboratory
4 Equipping the Laboratory
5 Aseptic Technique
6 Laboratory Safety and Biohazards
7 The Culture Environment: Substrate, Gas Phase, Medium and Temperature
8 Preparation and Sterilization
9 Disaggregation of the Tissue and Primary Culture
10 Maintenance of the Culture: Cell Lines
11 Cloning and Selection of Specific Cell Types
12 Physical Methods of Cell Separation
13 Characterization
14 Induction of Differentiation
15 The Transformed Phenotype
16 Contamination
17 Instability, Variation, and Preservation
18 Quantitation and Experimental Design
19 Measurement of Viability and Cytotoxicity
20 Culture of Specific Cell Types
21 Culture of Tumor Tissue
22 Three-Dimensional Culture Systems
23 Specialized Techniques
Reagent Appendix
Trade Index
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