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Vero-SF-ACF cell line was derived from the parental Vero cell line (ATCC CCL-81) by adaptation to serum-free and animal component-free medium.
The parental Vero cell line has been shown to be susceptible to infection by: poliovirus 1, 2, 3; Getah; Ndumu; Pixuna; Ross River; Semliki Forest; Paramaribo; Kokobera; Modoc; Murutucu; Germiston; Guaroa; Pongola; Tacaribe; SV-5; SV40; rubeola; rubellavirus; reovirus 1, 2, 3; and simian adenoviruses.
The parental Vero cell line has been show to be resistant to infection by the following viruses: Stratford; Apeu; Caraparu; Madrid; Nepuyo; Ossa
These cells may be grown in NutriVero Flex10 (Biological Industries, Cat # 05-068-1A); plus 4mM L-Glutamine (ATCC 30-2214).
The flask was seeded with cells (see specific batch information) grown and completely filled with medium at ATCC to prevent loss of cells during shipping.
Volumes used in this protocol are for a 75 cm2 flask; proportionally reduce or increase amount of dissociation medium for culture vessels of other sizes.
Cell density: The recommended start-up seeding range is 3.0 x 104 to 5.0 x 104 viable cells/cm2 and the recommended subculture seeding range is 2.0 x 104 to 5.0 x 104 viable cells/cm2.
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