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EPC (ATCC® CRL-2872)

Why is the EPC (ATCC® CRL-2872) cell line labeled as misidentified on the ATCC website?

Cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) testing at ATCC revealed that EPC, originally deposited as a Carp cell line (Cyprinus carpio), was in fact a Fathead Minnow cell line (Pimephales promelas). Since the time of deposit, isoenzymology testing has correctly and consistently identified EPC (ATCC® CRL-2872™) as a fish cell line. However, isoenzymology does not allow for speciation between genus, and information regarding the species of fish was previously only provided by the depositor. These observations were confirmed via COI testing of the original stock available to ATCC.
Date Created07/17/2012 07:16 PM
Date Updated07/25/2012 05:21 PM

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