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1 March 2004 PRODUCTION OF MOSQUITO DENSONUCLEOSIS VIRUSES BY AEDES ALBOPICTUS C6/36 CELLS ADAPTED TO SUSPENSION CULTURE IN SERUM-FREE PROTEIN-FREE MEDIA
ERICA SUCHMAN, JONATHAN CARLSON
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Mosquito densonucleosis viruses (MDVs) have the potential for use as biocontrol agents. To facilitate densovirus production, the Aedes albopictus mosquito cell line C6/36 was adapted to two commercially available serum-free protein-free media (SFPFM), Sf-900 II and Drosophila-SFM. Cells adapted more slowly to growth in Sf-900 II medium, but once adapted, they grew more rapidly and appeared healthier than cells growing in Drosophila-SFM. Cells that were adapted to growth in each of these SFPFM were tested for their ability to be transfected and infected with MDVs. The Sf-900 II–adapted cell line survived transfection and showed infection rates comparable with cells growing in L15 supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum. Cells adapted to Drosophila-SFM were less infectable and did not survive transfection. Cells adapted to each of these SFPFM were adapted to growth in spinner flasks. Cells in Sf-900 II grew substantially better in spinner flasks than cells in Drosophila-SFM media. Cells grown in Sf-900 II could be frozen and, when thawed, could support the production of densonucleosis viruses in spinner flasks.

ERICA SUCHMAN and JONATHAN CARLSON "PRODUCTION OF MOSQUITO DENSONUCLEOSIS VIRUSES BY AEDES ALBOPICTUS C6/36 CELLS ADAPTED TO SUSPENSION CULTURE IN SERUM-FREE PROTEIN-FREE MEDIA," In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology - Animal 40(3), 74-75, (1 March 2004). https://doi.org/10.1290/1543-706X(2004)040<0074:POMDVB>2.0.CO;2
Received: 25 February 2004; Accepted: 19 May 2004; Published: 1 March 2004
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