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U-118 MG (ATCC® HTB-15) U-138 MG (ATCC® HTB-16
What does it mean when the ATCC website says that for the U-118 MG (ATCC® HTB-15) cell line STR yields similar profiles?

U-118 MG (ATCC® HTB-15) and U-138 MG (ATCC® HTB-16) are two human glioblastoma cell lines reportedly from different individuals which have identical variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) and similar STR patterns and karyotype. U-118 MG and U-138 MG are very similar cytogenetically and share at least six derivative marker chromosomes. ATCC will continue distribution with an alert that the two lines have similar origin.
Date Created07/17/2012 07:16 PM
Date Updated07/25/2012 05:22 PM

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