Culture Collections


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  • TGF

    Transforming Growth Factor

  • TGM

    Thioglycollate medium

  • Tissue Culture

    Traditionally, the maintenance of fragments of tissue in vitro , but commonly is used as a generic term including tissue explant culture, organ culture and dispersed cell cultures, ie cell lines and cell strains.

  • TMC

    Trudeau Mycobacterial Culture Collection, Saranac Lake, New York, USA

  • Totipotency

    A cell characteristic in which the potential for forming the entire cell types in the adult organism is retained.

  • tPA

    Plasminogen Activator

  • TPB

    Tryptose Phosphate Broth

  • Transfection

    The transfer, for the purposes of genomic integration, of naked, foreign DNA into cells in culture. The traditional microbiological usage of this term implied that the DNA being transferred was derived from a virus. The definition as stated here is that which is in use to describe the general transfer of DNA irrespective of its sources, eg cloned genes.

  • Transformed Cells

    Cells that have changed or have been changed in a way that differs to their normal counterparts.

  • TSH

    Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

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