The glossary is an alphabetical list of acronyms and terms related to our products.
Institute of Applied Microbiology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
International Cell Line Authentication Committee
International Collection of Phytopathogenic Bacteria, Davis, California, USA
International Depository Authorities
Iscoves Modified Dulbecco's Medium
Institute for Fermentation, Osaka, Japan
Institute for Microbiology and Experimental Therapy, Jena, Germany
The attainment by a finite cell culture, whether by perturbation or intrinsically, of the attributes of a continuous cell line. An immortalised cell is not necessarily one, which is neoplastically or malignantly transformed.
Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers, The State University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science, Adelaide, Australia
The acquisition, by cultured cells, of the property to form neoplasms, benign or malignant, when inoculated into animals. Many transformed cell populations which arise in vitro intrinsically or through deliberate manipulation by the investigator, produce only benign tumours, that is, tumours which show no local invasion or metastasis following animal inoculation.
In vertebrate cell culture, the property attributable to finite cell cultures, namely their inability to grow beyond a finite number of population doubling, eg MRC-5, WI38 cells. Neither invertebrate nor plant cell cultures exhibit this property.
A heritable change, occurring in cells in culture, either intrinsically or from treatment with chemical carcinogens, oncogenic viruses, irradiation, transfection with oncogenes, etc and leading to the acquisition of altered morphological, antigenic, neoplastic, proliferative, or other properties.
Department of Insect Pathology, Institute of Entomology, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Ye L'Institut Pasteur (Centre des Yersinia), Paris, France
Institute of Poultry Diseases, Hannover, Germany
Designation supplied by the International Salmonella Centre when located at the Statens Seruminstitut, Copenhagen, Denmark
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