Established from the late embryo of a Drosophila melanogaster (fruitfly) in 1972; originally the cells were diploid with 5-10% XY, currently the cell line has only XX cells that are now 60-80% tetraploid; also often termed (incorrectly) S2
small adherent cells growing in monolayers; a small number of cells is also in suspension
45% Schneiders Drosophila medium + 45% TC-100 medium + 10% h.i. FBS
Mycoplasma: negative in DAPI, microbiological culture, RNA hybridization, PCR assays
Viruses: PCR: SMRV -
Storage and Shipping
Frozen with 35% Schneider′s Drosophila medium, 35% TC-100 medium, 20% FBS, 10% DMSO at about 1-3 x 10^6 cells/ampoule; ship in dry ice; store in liquid nitrogen
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