Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 1, The Science of Biology - Assessment - 1.2 Science in Context - Think Critically - Page 29: 20

Answer

Cell culture is the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions. Cell cultures usually use eukaryotes cells derived from animals; however, cell cultures also exist for viruses, bacteria, plants cells, and microbes. These cultures are used to perform tests on cells under controlled conditions or to study specific cells in a more isolated environment.

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Cell culture is the process by which cells are grown under controlled conditions. Cell cultures usually use eukaryotes cells derived from animals; however, cell cultures also exist for viruses, bacteria, plants cells, and microbes. These cultures are used to perform tests on cells under controlled conditions or to study specific cells in a more isolated environment.
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