The dissociation of insect embryos for cell culture

T. J. Kurtti, Marion A. Brooks

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Procedures and solutions were developed for dissociating embryos of Blattella germanica in preparation for primary cell culture. Trypsin solutions were maximally effective at 0.01% for germ bands but higher concentrations, 0.05 to 0.1% were needed for embryos in later stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalIn Vitro - Plant
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 1976


  • cell culture
  • dissociation
  • insect
  • pH
  • trypsin


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