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alternative carbon sources

Chen, Zhixiang zchen at OCELOT.RUTGERS.EDU
Fri Jan 20 12:31:42 EST 1995


Hi: 
Sucrose has been commonly used as a carbon source and osmotic regulator for
plant cell culture.  Since sucrose increases the background levels of an assay
we are doing, I am interested to know whether there are alternative
carbohydrate sources which can be used for tobacco cell suspension culture. If
there are such suitable sources, I would appreciate knowing how they can
substitute for sucrose (e.g. in what combination if more than one are
required, at what concentrations etc).

Zhixiang Chen
Waksman Institute
Rutgers University
zchen at mbcl.rutgers.edu    



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