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contamination of human cell lines with yeast

saccharomyces yeast

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#1 perunica

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 08:33 AM

Please tell me if there is a danger of human cell lines being contaminated with Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells. We have a very worried neighboring lab, and I would like to know if their worries are justified. Thanks a lot!

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:27 AM

Yes it is entirely possible. You should be able to see the yeast quite easily and smell it too if you have a high enough contamination level.

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

Whether or not your neighbouring lab is justified in their concerns, though, will depend on everybody's aseptic technique. And the amount of shared equipment you use, etc.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

Definitely, especially after using Saccharomyces cerevisiae at home for backing. You can contaminate your cells even two days after having used it.
Multiplexion - quality control for your cell culture





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